I once walked past someone's temporary streetside encampment. There was a sleeping bag and blankets, a duffel bag, and various lifestyle accoutrements arranged neatly nearby. There was no person to be seen, but in their stead they'd left a neat business-like sign that read "Back in 5 minutes."
Then there's the guy who, in lieu of a can or cup to collect his earnings, uses a small wishing well lawn ornament, and who encourages you to "Make a wish!" as you pass by.
And last fall we had this classic exchange with a local gentleman, which still cracks my shit up every time I think about it.
This brings me to the following exchange, which I just overheard on my walk home from work:
Cranky Middle-Aged Businessman: Get a job!
Homeless Guy: Okay! Can I have yours?