Stuff white, upper middle class, stay-at-home moms do
Or, probably, just THIS particular white, stay-at-home mom:
• She sits at a stoplight in hybrid SUV listening to an iPod while a hungry man holding a cardboard sign peers into her window and asks for help. No drinking, he says. Anything she could offer would be appreciated. She shakes her head No, feels a moment of poignant regret, then decides she will blog about it once she gets home and tell all her internet friends about the poignant regret.
• She listens to This American Life podcast about two guys who chose homelessness as a lifestyle. (Called Social Engineering for anyone who's interested) She thinks about man at stoplight and wonders if he chose homelessness as a lifestyle. Rejects this idea. His milky blue eyes were too desperate.
• Later that afternoon, she sips tea at coffee shop while typing on a laptop and mourning slow wi-fi connection. Lets mind drift to stoplight man again. Wonders about social programs and how good they are. Realizes depths of her ignorance.