Photo by @martinschoeller
Martin: “How are you doing tonight?”
Teddy: “I’m fine. I’m here, that’s half the battle, right?”
M: “I like your attitude.”
T: “Hopefully things will work out. I’ve got a job interview on Monday.”
M: “What kind of job?”
T: “For the city, maintenance, the county actually.”
M: “I hope it works out. Many jobs pay so little that it’s even hard to afford an apartment.”
T: “Right, yeah, that’s the problem, the apartments out here are insane, even if you move to the bad areas, you’re still looking at twelve hundred... you know. Depends how big your family is."
M: "Where is your family?”
T: “My wife works part-time, barely part time. But that money goes to babysitting and things for the kids.”
M: “You don’t live with your family?”
T: “She’s staying with a coworker and they’re tight. Yeah, it’s crazy the way things are. I’ll just stay here on the street."
M: “How old are your kids?”
T: “Nine, six and five. The five-year-old will be six on the 24th, Saturday, and the six-year-old will be seven on October the second. So for about a week they’re the same age."
M: “So you see them all the time?”
T: “Yeah, yeah. Oh yeah. Every day. I was there earlier today. My situation is different, I just need a job. A lot of people out here may have some drug problems or medical problems. That’s not who I am.”
M: “That’s what I want to show with this project, everybody on the street is different."
T: “Yeah, I just need a job. Yeah that’s my only thing. One job and a paycheck.”
M: “I’m keeping my fingers crossed for you.”
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