Bum A, name unknown, received a steaming cup of ramen and $4.
Bum B, Peewee, received a Heineken (a beer fit only for consumption by the homeless).
Bum C, Derrick, is due $5 for a framed photo of Marilyn Monroe.
Bum D, The White One, hasn’t thought to harass me yet. He may not know what day it is. In any case, when he does, I will probably cave.
Merry Christmas to the persistant and annoying street urchins that occupy the dark corners of my block! And Merry Christmas or whatever ritualistic event you may be observing toward the end of this month to all of my wonderful, fancy readers.