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A Different Take on Shopping Carts

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Mark Horvath, who was homeless in Los Angeles fifteen years ago, now runs a vlog where he interviews Los Angeles homeless and posts the raw and unedited videos every Friday. Today over at, he reflects on shopping carts:

Unless you own a turkey farm, chances are that the bird in your oven took a spin in a shopping cart. Most of us don't think twice about using a shopping cart (except when it has a squeaky wheel). On the streets, a shopping cart is called a "buggy." When I was homeless, I avoided "pushing a buggy" as long as I could. When that day finally came - when I had to get something from point A to Point B and had no other option but to use a shopping cart - I could no longer be in denial about my situation. I was homeless. As you can imagine, accepting that reality was devastating.

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continues to describe his first day with a car and how it may have been one of the lowest points in his life, but he is thankful he eventually got out of homelessness.