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Old 05-25-2004, 10:08 AM
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Do you give money to beggars?

I see beggars around my job all the time, the same people day after day, week after week. I normally don't pay any attention to them.

The other day, however, I went to the gas station to get gas and something to drink and no sooner do I get out of my truck, some guy comes up to me asking for money. He had on some old worn out clothes and he put on a good act saying how he was really hungry and wanted to get something to eat. Needless to say I didn't give him any money and proceeded to walk into the gas station.

As I walked in, the clerk thanked me for not giving him money. She told me that he is out there all day every day and he makes $100+ per day doing this. She said that he will come in to the store sometimesand pull out a wad of money and ask for change.

Its crap like this that really makes my blood boil Well, at least it will make it that much easier for me to say NO when they ask me for money again.
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:20 AM
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We've got a guy in downtown Dayton thats supposed to be legally blind. He's always walking around with the glasses on and he likes to stand on street corners and hit people up for spare change. I almost started to feel sorry for him till I saw him driving a car one day.

Blind my *****!

Now when I see him I just tell him to GET A %#$%%^@ JOB!

I never give money to beggars, period! No exceptions!

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Old 05-25-2004, 10:30 AM
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Make them earn it. If it's a true beggar, he won't be ashamed to do a little dance or sing a song for you.

If he's a fake, pride will make him think twice about acting like and idiot.



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Old 05-25-2004, 10:41 AM
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Street beggars NO for the previously mentioned reasons. I give money however thru my church or community organizations when I know what they are doing with the money. ONLY when it is not being squandered or misspent. I also volunteer time thru same organizations. If your involved with the org. then you know where its going.
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Old 05-25-2004, 10:52 AM
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Does that include the morons that bang on my door, or phone me at suppertime, wanting to sell me ***** that I don't want?

They are all in the same catagory..............BEGGERS

The answer is still NOOOOOOOOOOOO..........screw 'em all.
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Old 05-25-2004, 11:46 AM
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No never.

I do get a kick out of watching the bums compete for money at this high traffic intersection. They hold signs up, one sign had "Why Lie I Need A Beer" written on it.
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Old 05-25-2004, 11:47 AM
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Sometimes I see people at the traffic lights entering/exiting the local mall or standing on the center blvd at a busy intersection with a sign around their neck. the sign usually says something like "unemployed and a student, I'd rather beg for money on the street than go on welfare"! What's the difference? I end up paying for it anyway. And if they're a student how do they pay for that? I never see anyone stop to give these people money (and they're all university age at least). A high school kid wouldn't have much need to beg for money anyway, they don't have to pay for school, and if they were underpriviledged the government steps in while they are still under 18 with an aid package.
I would never give these people money. Get a job like everyone else! There's lots of jobs out there for people who are willing to WORK! If you want to be a lazy *****, don't ask me to support you.

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:52 AM
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Chickie I saw a guy selling his soul on ebay, he said he needed money for college.


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All you have to do to get rid of this bums is to offer them a job

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Old 05-25-2004, 11:57 AM
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Never. I hate bums with a passion. Sure, there are a couple legitimate cases, but 99% of them are just lazy and the law doesn't know what to do with them, so through loopholes in the legal system, they can harass you all they want.

I was working at the sandwich shop about a month ago and a bum came in. Asked if we had pizza. "no dude, next door over." He looks at us and rolls his eyes "wtf kind of ***** is that?" he says. Customer comes in. Bum stands in his way. Bum looks over at the customer and says "you gonna buy me a sandwich?"
Customer: "hell no, get a job, I work for my money! Why don't you go pick up some pop cans or something?"
Bum: "Fuk you man, I don't need a stinking job, what are you a doctor or something, buy me something!"
Me: "Get the fk out of my shop, you're not harassing my customers."
Bum: "F you man, I've got money!"
Me: "Don't care. Get out."
Bum: "What you gonna give me a bloody nose or something?"
Me: "However you want to do it man, but you're leaving."

I live in a college town. The police are always cracking down on the students (who's tuition dollars basically make this town what it is, say the city what they may...) for drinking and whatnot. And while I guess I don't blame them for rounding up obnoxious people, they don't do anything with the bums. So let me get this strait, a bum can leech off of society, walk around drunk and disorderly, harassing people day in and day out for money he doesn't deserve, harass my customers and nothing comes of it? But If that same person in my shop harassing my customers was a student, he would have been arrested for his actions. What's the difference? You can get a student to pay fines, a bum won't. Nice.

Another bum asks me for "spare change or a dollar towards bus fair?" every day when i come home from work. EVERY FREAKING DAY!!! When is this f'n bus coming lady??? You've been out here for three f'n months!!!! At least change your story once in a while!

I've seen a lot of people work really hard to get not a whole lot. I don't have any respect for somebody who begs.

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well my my my.....

it's not ok to blow up terrorists kids.....
but we can spit on a bum.



i say screw 'em all.
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Like my dear old dead boss used to say..........."I'm not prejudiced. I HATE everybody"
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I like the "make them dance for it", How low will a bum stoop for a bottle of Ripple? We'll find out this summer.........



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well my my my.....

it's not ok to blow up terrorists kids.....
but we can spit on a bum.



i say screw 'em all.
?? When did I say its not ok to blow up terrorists? Give me the bomb, I'll drop it myself! I do have a problem with this "the rest of the world doesn't exist because its not in america so nuke them all" mentality, and I do have a problem with killing innocent people. Furthermore, I'm not going to spit on a bum because he annoys me, but if he's ruining my business and getting in my customers' ***** I'll gladly dot his eye for him and send him on his way.


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