Tuesday, March 10, 2009

Night Shift: Can't Stay Here

My excitement for the night just ended with two kids being sent out into the rain. Tonight I'm in a building with a sweet lounge for students to hang out in. When I got back from my lunch break, there were a bunch of students hanging out and playing videogames. After a while, they all packed it in, turned off the lights, and left. I sat here at the desk looking at Google Reader for at least an hour and a half, when all of a sudden I heard a loud snort from the dark room. I went to investigate, and there were two kids crashing on the couches in there. I called it in, and officers came over to check on the kids (often these kids might be passed out drunk, etc.) These guys went and explained that they were up visiting some friends, but not allowed to stay with them. "Well you can't stay here!" they were told.

After checking their IDs, and allowing them to make some phone calls to try and wake a friend (to no avail) they were escorted out of the building. I believe they are now hanging out under the train tracks up the road... It's raining pretty hard.

For a second, I felt bad, but then I thought "What idiots come to Chicago with no plan on where they might stay? Welcome to the real world..."