Who are these Filthy People?

Who are all these dirty people?

Are they homeless or mentally ill or do they just not care about…soap???

I see so many of them, especially on public transportation. Those people who are so absolutely filthy, that much like the Peanut’s character, Pig-Pen, they seem enveloped in a cloud of blurry shrouding filth. Dirt oozes from every pore and crevice of their body.

I saw one such man on the train this evening. He was wearing large, old (no kidding) jeans and an Adidas shirt and unrecognizable shoes and he held a bag of some sort and he was so dirty, it seemed his complexion was ashen, ebony, and his race was nearly imperceptible, though I’m leaning toward Hispanic. His face had wrinkles, rivers, of grit and grime and his hands looked like they hadn’t been washed in 30 years. His clothes looked stiff with dirt and scum. The jeans, being too baggy, crumpled a lot and there were many, many folds which were brown with that unwashed fabric look. He looked like he’d slept in his clothes since Barack Obama won re-election.

Where do these Filthy People come from?

Oh, don’t try to explain this as homelessness. I see homeless people all the time, who, while not models of cleanliness, still don’t look nearly as filthy as some of the Filthy People.

With the Filthy People, it’s as if they are willingly, diligently, trying to collect as many layers of dirt on their body as possible in some personal mission of utter self-pollution.

Whenever a Filthy Person is near, I find myself holding my breath because the odorous assault that would issue from such a subject would surely be traumatic.

Who are these Filthy People?

  • I’m pretty sure that type is both mentality ill and homeless. And throw in drunkard and you have the trifecta! About 3 weeks ago I’m pretty sure I saw this guy you describe. He was totally passed out at the dirt in the parking lot. Half naked, looked like the last time he bathed was during the Bush administration. That’s the George H. W. Bush administration. And he was clasping his 40 ouncer of Country Club malt liquor. Yep, he’ll be the next mayor of Pasadena I tell you!

    • Well, if he cleaned himself up, literally, even while keeping drunkenness, such a specimen could easily be mayor of Toronto! :)

      • Will, ha! That is a good one!

        • Thanks, Mark!

          It’s amusing, to have the eyes of the world on my city, merely because of the antics of our crackhead, drunken mayor. :)

          • The sad thing is that I don’t think much of Toronto other than when the Leafs are playing either the Anaheim Ducks or Los Angeles Kings. What is really funny also about this to me is that Ford is a “Progressive” Conservative! Must be of the libertarian wing ;-)!

          • Rob Ford isn’t a particularly ideological conservative; he’s just populist. And what he really is, is white-trash with money – and power.

            That’s what REALLY chaps the SWPLs’ hides, why they hate him so much – as they did from Day 1.

            His response to the annual gay pride parade, has been to go away on vacation to his cottage, rather than participating, proclaiming it, etc.

            He has subsequently caved, though, and like mayors everywhere else, had his council proclaim gay pride day, etc.

            But the progs still hate him, and now, it’s global, with twits like Jon Stewart and Stephen Colbert even weighing in.

            Makes me like him all the more.

            Ford More Years!

          • Socially Extinct

            Interesting insight Will, thank you for that.

            I’ve always believed that I could never not vote for a crackhead. I’m a one-issue voter!

          • LOL, you’re welcome, D.