Desperate times/desperate measures
After I showed the following article a friend sent me to Chris, he told me this joke people used to tell in the good ole times. Before the recession, you know. Before the mighty-ones were brought to their knees. And yours truly left home to come to everybody else’s ‘Promise Land’ to stand next to a woman in a wheelchair, a retired gentleman and a pregnant teenage girl chatting with a young man who gives the impression of having been in jail until of late to look for a job at her local Manpower employment center. It’s a “Yo Momma” joke. “Yo Momma is so poor, a village in Africa is fundraising for her”.
[He appologized later, remembering my African roots. I told him I’d survive].
But the following ain’t no joke. It’s a report Associate Presse’s Samantha Henry posted 9 hours ago. It’s entitled Immigrants in US are asking for money from home. I’m posting it here so you’d know it could have been worse and say “የባሰ አታምጣ”. የባሰ ከመጣም .. to remember “where there is a will, there is a way”. For some, that way may just be 15 minutes away.
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