It's a growing problem in Seattle: picnicking families invading our beautiful city parks, flashing snotty looks at members of the Homeless Community, refusing to give them any spare change, or just generally making them feel unwanted. The solution: mimes and mandolin-strumming hippies hired by the city to drive these obnoxious families away from our parks and back to the suburban cesspools from whence they came. A simple and innovative answer to a pervasive problem that has plagued the Emerald City for years.
However, while it seems like a great idea on the service, it merely covers up the issue rather than addressing it. And no matter how much Seattle tries to run these families off, they'll just keep right on coming back.
A more proactive and progressive solution would be to move the homeless camps out into the rural parks and playgrounds, where their presence will serve to educate and inform families that homeless people are not something to be scoffed at, but as an important and familiar part of Puget Sound's fauna as crack whores and naked, samurai-sword wielding meth freaks. Perhaps in time, when these so-called "families" have learned to be a little more respectful of people who shout at cars and sleep in their own feces, they'll be ready to once again share Seattle's parks with our city's homeless in peace, harmony, and large puddles of fresh vomit.