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Opening Arguments

Be a people person

So you're a lazy, good-for-nothing couch potato, tired of people always telling you to get up and do something productive. Well, now you can be useful:

SAN DIEGO - A community activist thinks a few couch potatoes, strategically placed on sidewalk benches in an upscale shopping district, will keep transients on their feet and on the move.

Esther Viti, who oversees the donation of public benches for a merchants' association in La Jolla, sent an e-mail to 45 other activists last week asking them to sit in three-hour shifts, no bathroom breaks allowed.

The article doesn't mention anything about pay, but surely they wouldn't expect people to leave their comfortable homes and sit on a hard bench for three hours for free. Community service is fine, but come on.


Bob G.
Tue, 03/11/2008 - 11:32am

I guess that picking up LITTER has gone...well, in the trashcan, eh?