Some Lady Dropped $1,000 On A Hotel Room For A Homeless Couple For Christmas, And In A Cruel Twist Of Fate, They Trashed It
DailyMail- A woman who raised money so that a homeless couple could have a 'nice, warm Christmas' in a hotel was left devastated after they trashed the room and caused £1,000 worth of damage.
Louise Elliott, 32, and her friend Becky Mcsorley launched a Facebook appeal to pay for Lewis Holley, his girlfriend Stacey and their dog Bonnie to stay at the Ibis Hotel in Crawley, West Sussex over the festive season.
Twenty-five kind-hearted strangers responded and in just a few days the friends had raised £640 to cover the cost of the accommodation for 10 nights, from December 24 until January 2.
But the room was left in a 'total mess' at the end of their stay, with cigarette burns in the carpet, the window smashed and the TV ripped from the wall.
Let this story be a lesson to everyone. Okay fine, everyone is stretch. Let this story be a lesson to everyone that has ever thought it was a good idea to assume liability of a hotel room on behalf of a homeless couple. That's right, all five of you out there in the world. Here's a little secret for you. As unfortunate as some people are, they don't just live on the street because they were waiting for a handout from you. They have passed up many opportunities - no matter how small they may have been - before they ended up sleeping under a bridge. It may be a result of irreconcilable hardships, but generally speaking, if homeless people had the most minute amount of motivation they could likely find themselves a constant source of income and put even the leakiest of roofs over their head. You know why bums leave out hats for you to throw change into? Because they don't think anyone is stupid enough to give them an amount of money that is too large to fit in some form of filthy headwear. You know why they hold up signs that they say "why lie? I need a drink"? Because they honestly have no intention of using that money for anything other than an alcohol beverage to help them wallow in their sorrows. If homeless people thought that they were deserving of hotel rooms then they would ask for hotel rooms. They only beg for pity change from guilt ridden passerbys because that's all they think they are worth, and in most cases they are right.
Considering we are talking about people that sleep in their own filth, I am going to stop short of calling that room "trashed". If that's trashed then my teammates and I left every single hotel room we ever stepped foot in trashed when we went away for youth hockey tournaments. A little crack n the window, some half eaten food left out, and some empty plastic bags strewn all over the floor? For people who aren't housebroken I think they did pretty good for themselves. Cleanliness, much like everything else in life, is all relative. You got to start somewhere. If this lady is such a good samaritan she should double down and pay for an entire week. Give them a real opportunity to teach themselves how to live like respectable humans. You don't just go from peeing on yourself for warmth and shitting behind a dumpster to maintaining a spotless living environment in the blink of an eye. That would be like picking up a dog from the pet store and expecting him to roll over on command by the time you got home. You can't be mad at these homeless people. They disrespected everything they came in contact with because that's just what they do. A tiger doesn't change his stripes and a homeless person doesn't change their clothes. We should be applauding them for this because as much as they have no ambition to find work for themselves, they did a damn fine job keeping a housekeeper in business.