Some guests are beyond just normal irritating; they madden my mind, exasperate my every energy, and dishonor my every decision.
When I feel like I don’t have any control of the things around me, I make lists.
Here is a list of the top five annoying things (that I can openly comment about) at the Mission.
5. Guests pounding on the office doors and windows, while the staff is having a shift change meeting. Usually the guests just want a tooth brush or a sack lunch, it could wait.
4. Reports of guests “over using chemicals” (cologne) in the dormitory. In an environment of unpleasant odors, can you blame a guy for wanting to smell good?
3. When the Mission subsidizes a transcontinental bus ticket, under the condition they are not to return, and then they return! I suppose things are just too easy here?
2. When a guest test positive for a variety of drugs and then claims that it is because of their prescription.
1.Girlfriends that call the Mission obsessively looking for their boyfriends. If your significant other lives in a homeless shelter they probably aren't ready for a relationship.