didn't expect more than 40 people to turn up at the
anniversary of Occupy Boston. Some formerly hyperactive participants
told me they were too frustrated with their comrades to attend, while
others declared online that the movement failed not just them but the
community. On top of that, it was butt ugly out and raining, plus I
heard that some of the group's recurring characters work weekends, or
couldn't make it in from out of town.
Fernandez picks up your mess at the Prudential Center. Not just
yours, in fact, but also that of the spoiled brats who leave their
stinking Pinkberry cups strewn across the food court tables, and the
shitty little kids and men with bad aim who soil the rest rooms. For
this he makes $16.20 an hour, with good benefits, and he doesn't
complain – even though he hustles from 6:30am to 6pm, and gets a
mere hour of rest time spread out across the day.