Incident at the Homeless Shelter

by Charlie Kerpen

Dennis volunteered because he felt guilty about not spending any of his free time doing anything conventionally worthwhile. He did try to help, sort of, but mostly he avoided everyone and left as early as possible. A talkative former-regular named Harold - this was Thursday I think - tried to shake Dennis's hand. Dennis couldn't hide his disgust. Very embarrassing moment. Neither of them have been back since.


Charlie Kerpen has written for The Huffington Post and The Underground News.