#OWS The female equivalent of a sports car and a leather jacket?

I got sent this with the laconic comment “Midlife crisis much?”  I wasn’t going to throw up – choice of words not really deliberate – another OWS post, but this one I can’t help but post:

A married mother of four from Florida ditched her family to become part of the raggedy mob in Zuccotti Park — keeping the park clean by day and keeping herself warm at night with the help of a young waiter from Brooklyn.


She swears she’s not romantically involved with her new friend.

I’m going to be merciful and not publish this woman’s name. Please don’t do that in comments, either: her kids are going to collectively have a high enough therapist bill as it is.

Moe Lane

7 thoughts on “#OWS The female equivalent of a sports car and a leather jacket?”

  1. So basically, she’s in a long-term adolescent phase. Kind of sad that her family has to endure it.

  2. “Military people leave their families all the time, so why should I feel bad?”

    Sitting in a drum circle with your new waiter boyfriend, or guarding liberty… yeah, I can see the similarities there. Nice to know that she’s got her priorities straight.

  3. Her sign says “free empathy”; does that mean that she believes empathy is being held captive, or that I could have been getting paid for it all these years? (Please tell me it’s the former, because if I have spent 30ish years not getting paid for something freely given which has an actual market value, I’m going to cry….)

  4. Kind of you to worry about four her kids, Moe. From her comments in the article – she sure doesn’t. “Love of many shall wax cold…”

    I try not to be too gloom-and-doomish, but some days it’s hard.

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