In what could be called a â€œsign of the timesâ€ local area man â€œSmellyâ€ Hank Jacks was heard asking for â€œa buck fiddyâ€ outside the local Happy Haroldâ€™s Stop â€˜n Rob last weekend. â€œYo, my man, youse gots a buck fiddy?â€ asked a tatterd Jacks to all who approached. When asked what he needed it for, Jacks replied, â€œMy medsin.â€ Medsin? â€œYeah,â€ he continued, â€œit hepps me sleep. Câ€™mon, help a brotha out. Gimme a buck fiddy.â€
When asked his opinion on the current legislation regarding prescription coverage through Medicare, Jacks replied, â€œSoâ€™s youse ainâ€™ts got it? How â€˜bouts a dolla? Youse gots a dolla? Hank can make do with a dolla.â€ Dolla? Sadly, this reporter didnâ€™t.