Homeless paid to stand in line for new iPhones
Well-to-do Victorian British households were known to pay small sums to have a destitute homeless person sit at their stoop -- a ward of sorts -- as a show of wealth and beneficence. Fast forward to 2013 and the bourgeoisie are still using homeless individuals for their petty whims.
According to reports, homeless people have been paid by eager Apple consumers to wait in line overnight in preparation for the first sales of the new iPhone models. "Several homeless people Friday were being paid to stand in line for the release of the iPhone 5C and 5S," the AP and CBS Local reported from Los Angeles: