Hi, City of Victoria, I hear you've got a great solution to the homeless problem, some type of area that you can house them all, inexpensively?
Yes, we do, it's a tent city in a park.
Oh, that does not sound very warm or dry.
No, it's neither. No electricity or heating is allowed.
Well, I'm sure the residents can go into the communal building and warm up, get a hot meal or coffee.
No, there won't be one.
Well, I guess they can go to the showers and warm up.
No, there won't be any. After all, it cost us $35,000 to install a urinal nobody uses, imagine what warm showers would cost.
Oh, well, I guess they can just stand in their tent and stretch a bit.
No, it's their own tents, most of them are too short for anyone to stand in.
So they can crawl in their tents, and go to the bathroom, that's all they get?
Well, most of them will just sit and drink the time away I guess.
No, it's a sober and drug-free zone.
Why did you bother? It sounds like the worst shelter ever devised by a government or services agency, sounds more like the ad-hoc villages that spring up illegally.
I dunno why we did this. It sounded good at first.
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