Karma Vending Machines

RECEIVED Mon., March 17, 2008

Dear Editor,
    After reading Wells Dunbar's “Beside the Point” about the homeless solicitation ordinance, I realized that the guy begging for money at First Street and I-35 is like a karma vending machine. How many have thought to themselves: "I could use some extra karma. Why not give this guy a buck or 5 bucks or 10 bucks [if you're really low on karma]?" Maybe these modern-day chokhors (prayer wheels) should be allowed to return to their respective traffic lights. I know I enjoy being able to purchase some karma if I am having a bad day, and I miss the karma version of "Pay as You Go" at First Street and I-35.
Jeff Grajek
   p.s. Wells Dunbar is by far my favorite wordsmith at the Chronicle. Keep up the great work.
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