Sunday, 30 December 2012
A few months ago, Danny got a call from his troubled son. His son was complaining that he would have no place to sleep that night, so he was going to sleep behind a dumpster. When Danny asked him where his paycheck was that we knew he had received from his new job...he said, "I had to get a Smartphone." So, between spending his paycheck on food and a place to stay or sleeping behind a dumpster, he chose the dumpster.
When Danny questioned his decision, he said, "Dad, I've got to have a phone!" Wow..priorities!
Just before Christmas, our local news station reported on the great turnout at the Food Bank for a holiday meal. They showed a young man, carrying a two year old, picking up his free groceries...WITH A SMARTPHONE glued to his ear! Danny went ballistic.
Here in Florida, if you are on any kind of assistance, you can get a free phone with free minutes. This enables you to search for work or call for help in emergencies. It is a simple phone, no bells and whistles, but it gets the job done. Not good enough for some people, I guess. Much better to spend what little money you have on an expensive phone, instead of using that money for food and shelter.
People need to stop making bad choices and focus on the needs of their family, not their selfish wants.
Or is it just me? DO YOU KNOW SOMEONE LIKE THIS?