Aging Gracefully

Posted: June 9, 2009 in Justice, Laughter

So I’m in Compton at a DPSS office this afternoon, and I’m doing my best to help a young man get his benefits. He is wearing an Arkansas Razorbacks cap backwards, so I instantly like him (turns out he just collects caps and was wearing this one today by chance – thankfully I didn’t start calling the Hogs right there in the waiting room). Anyway, he isn’t easy to follow, and I get a little concerned about his age. He is homeless, and I suspect life is pretty rough on the streets for a young person. My supervising attorney said I should see if he is a former foster care youth because there may be special benefits for him if so.

So I say, “Hate to be pushy, Cory, but how old are you?”

He answers, “37.”


Too old for former foster youth benefits, but the upside is that he’s now old enough to be President!

  1. dejon05 says:

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  3. alsturgeon says:

    Thank you, guys!

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