Not too long ago, my friend Ester and I were walking down one of the main streets of our home city, Madrid, when we suddenly saw a group of people gathering around a homeless man who had spread several board signs on the pavement. We got closer and read the signs. This is what the first one said:
To all girls who walk by:
From what I’ve seen, heard and perceived, I am a noble, sincere, honest, sensitive person with human values, a good person who, driven by helplessness and humiliation, asks (for charity, or pity) to get laid by a girl. It so happens that, to your eyes, this necessarily makes me repulsive, someone one should stay away just as you stay away from eating shit.
How can you be so cruel and leave me here, lying in the street?
I’m a human being! I have human feelings!
We could not believe our eyes. We kept reading, silently. Everyone was silent. No one knew what to say.