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#21 Jackofalltrades

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:01 PM

It's funny, at corners where people are pan-handling because of hunger they sure don't take kindly to the offer of a combo meal rather than cash.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:08 PM

it's funny, i can't remember the last time i offered to buy someone a meal in lieu of cash where they turned me down.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:10 PM

You make way more money if you don't have shoes on. Anyone knows that. And yea, he sold them for booze money like any respectable bum would.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:14 PM

Virtually every homeless person is mentally ill in some way, at least the ones that stay homeless. I got to know a lot of homeless people when I was in high school/college and every single one of them essentially chose to live that way.

I remember one guy in particular that was a super hard worker and was perfectly capable but for some reason he preferred staying homeless. When I was managing a restaurant close to downtown he was always coming by doing little jobs for food and he always did a hell of a job. He gave my car the best wax job I've ever seen for a $5 sandwich.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:17 PM

If he doesn't have a home, where did he hide them? He sold them for booze money.


He may not have a "home" as you define it, but he probably does have one .... (ok, I'm really done now ... really ... I think.)

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:19 PM

At least they aren't on welfare, disability, or unemployment....buncha leaches. amirite?

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:20 PM

it's funny, i can't remember the last time i offered to buy someone a meal in lieu of cash where they turned me down.


yeah but your anecdote doesn't count like theirs

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 02:22 PM

Please understand me....I'm not against helping these people. I'm against GIVING THEM MONEY. It isn't helping them! You can buy their stories if you choose to, but you are just giving them booze money. Stop it!

The cop did a very nice thing. He is a hero. The homeless man is sick. I get that. But the cop is now out 100 bucks for his troubles. We need to understand in our society that our concept of helping people...giving them money....isn't helping them if they don't know what to do with money.


The police officer did NOT give him money. He gave him something he perceived the guy needed ... he was barefoot, so the cop gave him shoes.

Once they were given, no control over what happens to them. Same with coats, and blankets, and hats, and food, for that matter.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 03:32 PM

So what if they want booze. It's better than robbing people and homes. Oh wait you are forcing them to do that by being an insensitive trilobite



Yes. Giving them booze money is so sensitive and sensible.

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Posted 03 December 2012 - 04:00 PM

I had a situation last Friday where I was in a hurry (borderline late for a game I was covering) and some bum came up to me at a gas station as I got back into my car. Against better judgment I rolled down the window to hear him out. He asks me if I like Carrie Underwood. I tell him no, and ask why. He says he was going to sell me a Carrie Underwood CD for two bucks because he needed gas money. I posted this on facebook and said I sped off without giving him anything, and many of my female friends were aghast. How could you? I've been in that situation where I had to use pennies for my gas. Blah blah blah.

You can give these people money if it eases whatever guilt you have, but it's no different than feeding bears at a state park. Every time you give them money (which I hate to tell you, but they're going to spend it on booze, not gas or food or any other excuse they'll give you) that means they'll be back expecting the same thing from the next person. You're contributing to the problem, and people down at the homeless shelters will tell you that. Don't give them money. Give them a sandwich if you like. But giving them money isn't a harmless WWJD thing, it actually contributes to a problem.


What a little weasel you are


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