A homeless man in Detroit who goes by the name of “Honest Abe” is not as typically homeless as one might think. The dude takes credit cards. But only Visa, Mastercard, and Amex. Because even homeless people are above Capital One and Discover. Here’s Abe:
“I’m the only homeless guy in America who can take a credit card. It’s all done safely and securely through square.com. Being homeless is my business now. My business is being homeless.”
In all honesty, I kind of wanted to hate this guy at first just by the mere fact of knowing he’s homeless yet taking donations via credit card, because that sounds like an oxymoron. But in reality, he’s just a guy with a cell phone who’s making the most of said cell phone and might be one of the coolest, realest bros around.
And Abe knows the hustle. Not only does he accept credit cards when someone says they don’t have any cash (even though they do) he also has a website that offers his services for odd jobs around town.
“Along the way I have learned that hard work, determination, ethical and moral decision making, along with a positive attitude is the right combination to pull yourself out of a hole,” he writes on his site. “However, just once I wish there was someone with a rope to assist.”
These are the words of a guy who probably won’t be homeless too much longer. Abe went on to discuss his concept for an app with face-recognition software that would expose fake panhandlers, which is an awesome idea because fake panhandlers are some of the worst fucking people on Earth.
[H/T NY Post]