Homeless Person sleeping inside Apple Store University VillageFeb 10
We all want to help and hope for a solution to this issue, but when is enough enough?
This individual hasn’t showered in days, and is sleeping in one of the benches inside the Apple store. There with his/her cart and blankets. Literally snoring while people walk around, ignoring the issue. I find it unacceptable that a place of business has to put up with this because of lack of shelters. This is getting out of hand.
- Every major city in the US has homelessness, but none like Seattle/San Francisco. To dismiss that we have a severe problem in this city just because “every city has homeless people” is just plain wrong. NYC, has a much larger number of homelessness than Seattle, but there is a huge initiative to provide them housing; hence, you don’t see them having to sleep at an Apple store. Ignoring there is an issue won’t fix the issue.
- Wrong! SF/Seattle are the most tolerable cities in the US and that's why you see homeless people here. Other cities simply dodge the problem and ship their homeless elsewhere. You want to see no homeless people? Go to dictatorship countries such as China where all the homeless people are locked up!
- Amazon SanchezosA Microsoft employee username “Jeph Bezos” posting about an Apple Store 😂 next level trolling.
- Why are you so scared of specifying this individual's gender, when you have apparently seen him/her personally? You say "there with his/her cart..."
Who is holding a knife to your back?
- We might have seen different homeless people... The ones wearing layers of dirty clothes and smelling foul are usually hard to distinguish without seeing the face. (Beard)
And since that one seems to be sleeping on a bench, I guess the face is not in plain sight. But what do I know?..🤷🏻♂️
Flagged by the community.
- Poor guy/ girl is sleeping. The employees are ok to provide the person a place to sleep. What on Earth is your problem as a passerby ? Honestly you have a terrible life if this is bothering you!
- Would you call it a problem if the homeless guy was sleeping on a bench outside a 7/11? Would you agree that him sleeping outside the apple store just makes it hit closer to home because he's probably similar to you in that he fancies the same toys? Is it possible that as long as he's not sleeping in a business that you frequent, homelessness isn't in your face and you can "other" such people? We need to face up to this. This could be your relative or friend or someone you care about.
- My problem was that he was sleeping INSIDE a place of business and that it somehow was ok. Homelessness has gotten so common in this city, that when we see them inside a place of business we all just act like it’s normal. At no point in time did I say anything negative toward them. My frustration was aimed at the situation.
- Some or you like to argue for the sake of arguing. My point is not about saving the homeless or pretending i care for them, the point is that the situation is getting so bad and becoming so acceptable, that we are ok with them being in a place of business. Next they’ll be inside your apartment lobby, etc.
There is an issue here that needs to be resolved. That responsibility doesn’t fall with me or you, but with our elected officials. “Don’t be a dick and let’s pretend it’s normal” does more harm than good in the long run.
- So the "we all want to help" was just a way to rant about a homeless person squatting somewhere?
Get him a shelter if you can. If not STFU
- OP: I'm very confused .. if your post was meant to be compassionate towards the homeless you communicated that very poorly. A place of business doesn't 'have to put up with it' but they may choose to. This is not a simple problem to solve but a prosperous community can solve these problems
- Perhaps I did communicate this incorrectly. The objective of my post is not to pretend that I’m mother Teresa caring for the less fortunate. My problem is that things seem to be getting worse and worse. No place of business should have to be put with this type of situation; the city should be getting its shit together and providing adequate shelters for the less fortunate. People seem to confuse being compassionate with being mediocre. Seattle can do better.
- Also, we are experiencing the worst snowstorm in recent history. You really want to kick someone back out into that? Have a heart, and stay in your lane. It's not your store.
- GE shy_guyThat’s not exactly your responsibility, but if you want, you can sit down and talk with him and see if he’d go to a homeless shelter. Chance is ours he might end up there again tomorrow.