Bum Dave would be so confrontational, aggressive, and assertive it would make your head spin. You think I would kick it on the corner, holding a sign? Hell nah. I would exploit my situation. What do people already think when they see a homeless person? People are not thinking, oh that is sad. I wonder how they got there. How could I help them? They are thinking, that person is a crack baby and is probably crazy. Don't make eye contact, do no make eye contact, do not make eye contact.... I would use that stigma to my utility. I would be that cracked-out-crazy.
Other than that I guess I could do stunts for people, sell some organs, or do bum fights for money. And yes, those are my only options if was homeless. Because if that happens to me, I deserve to be on the street. I have way too many resources around me to be a screw up or without a home/job/family/happiness.
And I would be a bum in a cool place, like California. Eff the cold.