OK, it’s New Years Day and I live in Los Angeles. Not at all uncommon to see an old hobo-type passed out on the grass somewhere.
What interested me as I saw such a man while walking down the sidewalk by my apartment this morning was that the sprinklers were on and he was getting soaked, but remained motionless. I got hit by the same water (it’s inevitable on some of these sidewalks), and it was freezing cold.
Although he was wearing a heavy coat, I find it hard to believe someone could sleep while getting heavily sprayed by cold water and not even flinch. I walked by the same spot about 2 hours later and of course he was still there, in the exact same position.
I’m not going to touch him, not even with a stick. But I figure if he is actually dead I should probably call someone, eh? I’ll probably give it 'til tomorrow if he’s still there but I just thought I would share my lovely experience from the mean streets.