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March 09, 2009

Pimp this bum

PimpThisBum.jpgWe first approached a group of homeless on February 1st underneath the Highway 6 overpass. Four men sitting against the wall, one holding the leash of a rottweiller. The fact that the man looked 80 and appeared to lack a good grip, didn't bring us much comfort. My father and I had no idea what to expect, this being the first group we approached. We began to explain the details of our concept, when the tallest one, Tim stopped us and said 'what are you going to call it, you know, the website?" I paused, and shot a look at my Father, unsure of how they would react. I said: "Pimp this bum dot com." The four guys looked at each other for a moment, then erupted in laughter. Tim paused, smiled again, looked up at us and said: "I think I can do this." We set up a meeting time for the following week, and headed home.

We met up with Tim again on February 9th. We saw a tall man with a hoodie and waved him over to meet us. We were glad to see his enthusiasm to work with us, and after getting to know him a bit better, we knew he was just the man we were looking for. His great sense of humor and warm personality gave us a renewed motivation for this project.

Posted by joke du jour at March 9, 2009 07:01 PM

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Have been following PTB for over 2 weeks and I absolute love what this team is doing.
This will be the greatest thing for our economy.

Posted by: DebbieGibson at March 25, 2009 04:02 AM

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