|I'm dying but you don't care. Source|
He stood nearly motionless in the hot sun for about nine hours each day at a busy intersection in a wealthy neighborhood. Friday through Sunday, he held out hope that somebody would care enough to help a fellow human being with small donations cash, food or water. Few gave, but many were generous with dirty looks.
What he got instead was cold indifference from thousands of uncaring Houstonians, many driving luxury vehicles on their way to celebrate America's birthday on Friday, July 4.
On Sunday, July 6, thousands passed Thomas on their way to and from church. Fewer than a dozen people helped with bags of food, bottles of water and some cash. According to Thomas, "roughly one in 2,000 drivers give anything. I've actually counted a few times."
"I timed it and counted cars," Thomas said. "An average of 30 cars stop at this red light. The signal changes about every minute, so that's about 1,800 cars an hour. That's over 14,000 over eight hours. Sometimes I'll stand here for 90 minutes without anybody giving me anything. Most people pretend to ignore me. Honestly, I think they'd deliberately ignore me even if I was on my back clutching my chest."