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.
p.s. Wells Dunbar is by far my favorite wordsmith at the Chronicle. Keep up the great work.