Mack has no money. Last Friday, Mack walked to my house when he got off work from Crate & Barrel because he didn’t have enough money to buy a bus ticket. Thankfully, I live close to the store. Before the art tour, I treated him to dinner at a Thai restaurant. Mack seemed to appreciate having a meal out. I didn’t pick up my painting from Mai Wyn last Friday night because I felt odd picking up a piece of art when Mack doesn’t have bus fare. On Sunday, I took him to the Wrangler to meet up with the guys and bought him dinner. He told me he really enjoyed getting out to see riends. He can barely afford his monthly expenses. He can’t afford any extras so buying him a sandwich at Subway was like eating at four-star restaurant.
I suggested he apply for a second part time job but it seemed to fall on deaf ears. Mack needs to work more than thirty hours a week. The Colorado unemployment rate is 3.1%. There’s no reason why he shouldn’t be able to find a second part-time job on a bus route. Paddy and Double A have suggested possible employers but Mack seems to be holding out for one full-time job. That may be a dream that may never come true.
Paddy, Double A, Mike and I don’t know what to do and are getting frustrated with Mack’s seemingly lack of concern about his situation. Perhaps there is nothing we can do if Mack doesn’t want to help himself.
Jonathan Goss at Edge Gallery, Ductile Compression 24, Mild Steel, Bronze and Iron, $1,100.00