I was in the free speech area at my local college today, and I happened to notice–actually, it was rather hard not to–a vociferous man with a speech impediment and rather unattractive rivulets of drool on either side of his mouth ranting. I’m fairly certain he said things including “Jesus Christ will eliminate your credit card debt” and “Jesus Christ will pay your PG&E bills.”
And so I got to thinking . . .
Has anybody actually ever been affected in a positive way by one of these guys? I know they’re everywhere, but I also know that everybody who sees them either ignores or mocks them. I didn’t see anybody accept a pamphlet from him, though I noticed that a few who got to close had one thrust toward them.
So I put it to you: anybody out there with a drastic change in quality of life due to soapbox madmen?