Cement Surfing

Ok, so I think I just invented a new word/phrase here.   When a homeless person goes to a friends house and sleeps on his couch, then goes to another friends house and sleeps on that couch, and this goes on for a while, it is called “couch surfing” (not to be confused with “sidewalk surfers” people on skateboards).    So it only seems right that sleeping outside on the sidewalk, or on some similar material, like asphalt, concrete, etc, it should  be referred to as “cement surfing”.

There are many ways in which to do so effectively, but in very case it is imperative to have something between the cement and yourself.   The most commonly used material is cardboard.  It’s free from dumpsters, it is light weight/portable, and easily disposable.   And it does the job satisfactorily.

It is interesting how sleeping on bare cement can be harmful and more uncomfortable than sleeping on any other type of material… the cold of it will creep into your bones and sap your strength.


About Kevin Barbieux

I have been diagnosed as being chronically homeless. I write about my experiences and opinions of being homeless
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