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06-11-2011, 10:24 PM #1
Do you give beggars money?
Curious to know what everyone's take on this is.
If no, explain why...if you want haha.
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06-11-2011, 10:34 PM #2Member
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06-11-2011, 11:03 PM #3
06-11-2011, 11:23 PM #4
Sometimes I do but I learned a lesson a while ago.
I used to feel sorry for this dude always under the same overpass in a wheelchair. So I gave him some cash one time.
I would always see him in the same spot and now I know why, lucrative spot. A month or so later I saw him chilling on the side of the overpass, standing, while someone else was in his spot using his wheelchair. The bums would just alternate...
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06-11-2011, 11:32 PM #6
I was in a situation probably no more then an hour and a half ago which is why I thought I should ask. I know theirs a lot of scam artists out there, but sometimes I just think what if this person actually does need help, seeing how everything is these days . He didn't look like a complete bum, but neither the cleanliest person. So I gave him like $6 I think it was, and told he that she should try looking for a job since he wasn't really handicapped. He said something about going to NC or coming from there or something like that.
06-11-2011, 11:37 PM #7
I once gave a guy out of gas at the gas station $5 as well. Not a bum, but out of cash and in need of help.
People are weird though, one time I lost my debit card at a club and was low on gas. Needed about $4 to make it home and nobody would help. I mean, I'm sitting there in a new BMW out of gas... I'm not trying to scam anyone.
It's a weird world.
06-11-2011, 11:49 PM #8
Tell me about it, theirs some off the wall people here. Especially in the mall, I always try to stay on their good side and become friends with them. Personally it doesn't matter to me who someone is or what they do. If they respect me I'll respect them back. Also if they decide to shoot up the place they'll remember me for being their friend hopefully :/.
I would have gave you the $4, as long as you would have let me take a pic with the ///M3 haha jk.
06-11-2011, 11:50 PM #9
06-11-2011, 11:53 PM #10
Well I usually try and ask them if they want something to eat. Instead of giving money. I have seen many homeless collecting money near where I live then gather in a local park with the other homeless putting money together to score some dump/crack whatever. I even over heard some young women( between the ages of 19-24) stating they gave some bj's last night so they had some money to score drugs. Pretty depressing
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06-12-2011, 12:04 AM #12
Union Square Park NYC. If you are standing in front of the park facing GW its on the right side. There have lots of complaints as of late about it, but not much can be done about it.
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06-12-2011, 12:19 AM #15
I usually give change if I have, and majority of the time I see them after I get food, so I try to hand them some chips or a drink. They usually take it, but on occasion my brother has ran into people asking for money instead of food - makes you think twice. There was one guy that we gave change to, and he says, "How much is it?" - WTF?? I just gave you money mother $#@!er, why the $#@! are you asking how much is it?
Anyways....people are just weird but also at times grateful. There was one incident of kindness when my mother and brother went to pay for something, some legal forms for gov't BS, and they were one hundred dollars short - the lady behind them just handed them a $100 dollar bill. I was shocked when they told me this. Crazy.
Another time back when I was in miami, my family was coming home from work one day and we were in hour truck (like a big U-haul truck but not an 18-wheeler) and the damn thing stalled out on us. We were in the middle of the street and we needed to get it into the parking lot before it got towed. This elderly guy feeding pigeons came to help us with his old ass car. He pushed the truck into the lot and one of his head-lights broke. I'll never forget that.
Never mistake an act of kindness for weakness.
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06-12-2011, 01:56 PM #18
I like to give bums beer money but I only refuse when I dont have spare singles or change. They usually catch me between my car and the store front so it's kind of awkward to refuse them with my Bimmer right there. If they are really far out, I'll offer them a few bucks to act out on video.
06-12-2011, 02:06 PM #19Senior Member
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i used to see some blind guy in the way to work and sometimes i used to give him money, but one day I saw him texting with his cell phone. that was the last time i gave money to a beggar.
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06-12-2011, 02:20 PM #23
The problem is, that is their way of life and alot of them don't want to get better...they found that million dollar voice man and put him in rehab. He ran away...he had a contract that he would get paid $1million dollars....
06-12-2011, 02:21 PM #24
Not everytime but YES much of the time.
Funny story is when I was about 12-14 I was at Baja Fresh with my mom and a homeless guy is sitting at one of the tables asking people for money, I ask my mom if we can get him some food she says sure. So I walk up to him and tell him I dont have money to give u but I can get u some food, what would u like? He says "thank you so much, but I dont need food. This actually is one of my jobs, I work somewhere as well and I do this to make more money on the side, I have a wife and kids". He then opens his bag to show me just a stash of money in it...so I learned that in a funny way.
Right before I got rid of my porsche, im filling up at the gas station and a hispanic family pulls up in an old beat up civic with a baby in the back. Guy says I just need gas money to make it home can you help, so I put $20 on his gas pump. He then asks me how much my porsche costs?!!?!?! GGGGrrrrrr!!!! I dont get it, but to me I learned as a child its rude to ask the cost of things like that. Its happened to me a few times and I started joking around saying its a special edition that costs a 1 miliion!
but yes if you are blessed to live a good life, and have extra money to give a few here and there you should. But definitely better to give to a proper charity I think.Current:
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06-12-2011, 02:34 PM #25Member
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1. i work so you probably can also, not going to give my money away
2. hopefully others wont give them money also and they will go to another statem3