Today was an interesting day at work. I work in downtown Portland right across the street from City Hall so needless to say, I get my fair share of protest activity. Its quite annoying. Not that it usually impacts me directly but its frustrating to no end that we have almost weekly protests going on. What a waste of the city's time and money having to monitor these. It wouldn't bother me so much except that after being up close and personal with these protests for almost five years, I've come to the conclusion that half of these protesters are just PSU students who have nothing better to do and don't even know what they are protesting. The majority of the rest are just whiners who are mad that everyone doesn't make a million dollars and wants the rich to support the people who don't have jobs. Now, before you gasp that I just made that statement, I know that some of the protesters know exactly why they are protesting and some are actually protesting for a good cause. However, from my experience that is not the case with the majority of the people in the protest line and it is a complete waste of time and money. Yep I said it.
This is what my view looks like quite frequently.
|View from my office|
|On my way to get lunch. One of the main reasons I opt to take naps on my lunch break rather than heading out into the streets of downtown.|