When beggar ask you for money or food,will you give?
August 6, 2008 8:52am CST
There is a kind of people in the world,they have lose their base condition of life,and have to beg for live.Yesterday i had lunch in a small restaurant,when a beggar was coming,he beg for some food,we give him some one,but he didn't go away because he want to be more,we refuse to his resquest,and he was staying around me,at last i had to give hime some one too.When you meet this state,how will you do? Give or not?if the begger ask money how will you do?
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• United States
11 Aug 08
Well, i would say thats enough.Instead of feeling we get irritated people acting this way.I had encounter beggar like this and i only give once and if they insist to ask more i will just ignore them.But if things are extra for us its better to give more.
10 Aug 08
hey i would give it .. though normally i never come across beggars .. but i really hate the type of beggars who try to persuade you by using there cute little baby as a tool to get sympathy also some beggars dont even look like beggars wearing good things and still they beg.
16 Aug 08
I won't give the beggars anything, even if they appeared to be handicapped or really poor. Not to say that I am cold hearted or that I have no compassion, but just that there are too many of these sort of scams going around. In Singapore, beggars would have to apply for a licence (which is free) from the government. If the person is deemed to be a genuine case, they would be allowed to beg in the streets. This really helped in determining who is the real case or who is just begging just because they are lazy to go out to work. I am real suspicious of those who beg and ask us to donate money to them as they have no money to eat, or to take the transportation or whatever lame reasons they could give me. I could still remember one case whereby this guy was bugging my boss and I in our office in donating money to him. He presented his case to be as sad as possible, and he was dressed in rags and bleeding from his leg. He claimed that he was hungry and wants money for food. We refused to give him the money but offered to buy him a full meal. And guess what! He refused to accept that, and insist on getting money from us. To the extent, whereby my boss got fed up and said that he would bring him down to the food court and buy him whatever food he wants to buy. Guess what again! The beggar refused to accept that and kept insisting for money. Our suspicions starts to grow then. And after half hour of that debating here and there, he changed his story to that he need money for transportation but has no money to take the public transport. Okay~ we asked him where he lived, and boss offered to give him a lift to whereever he wants to go. When he refused, we offered to give him $2 which is much more than the ride of just $0.90. He took the money and insisted on more. He wanted $10, and he started coming up with a sob story of how he is injured and he needs to take a cab and not a bus and all that. He's a fake. To make him go away, my boss gave him another $4 and told him that even with a cab, the money is more than enough. If he continues to pester us, we would call the police. Needless to say, he left. I had heard and experience too much of these sort of beggars to feel any compassion for them. If they are genuine, then the money we donate to the various charities would had helped them. If not, then they belongs to those fake scam cases. In Singapore, we have charities who helped this sort of beggars. There are charities for those who are handicapped, there are for those mental cases, there are those for those who does not earn enough to cover their living expenses, and there are charities for those who appear healthy but actually are ridden with diseases. With all these in place, I really see no reason why unlicenced beggars should be on the street. One of uncle is a beggar too. He's handicapped, but he is genuine as his licence application got approved. These are the right channels to be going to.
6 Aug 08
I give them money when they are really need for money or food, some time I watch the condition of the begger and do as much as possible for them, if any one doing fraud with people then I refused to give them, because they acts like a begger, they don't want to do the works. I don't like those people who really cheating with people for the sake of money.
6 Aug 08
I always give beggars foods and a little bit of money every time i see them. They had a soft spot in my heart. And I'm wishing that someday I can be able to help them more. Not about giving more pennies, I want to give them livelihood projects that would earn money for them everyday. I don't want them to beg for foods again in the street. Especially the children.
• United States
6 Aug 08
I really don't like to. Not to sound cruel but I think most of them could be out working, and buying there own things. But the think of it is I do; for two reasons. Number one is; do I really know that this person is really down on his luck.And number two is if I don't chances are they'll just keep on begging.
6 Aug 08
It would depend on the condition of the person. There a lot of people I see beg who appear to be in a good healthy condition. They should be working for a living rather than begging. If the person is aged or handicapped, I would try and help in whatever way I can.
17 Aug 08
hi... I will look at the situation. The health condition of the beggar. If he or she is a normal person and able to work himself or herself then i wont give them any foods or money. If all the people do so then the number of beggar will increase rapidly. If the beggar is old and handicap then i will give them some money or foods although they didnt ask from me. We need to help those who really need help and dont help the people who dont need our help. Dont waste our money and time on those who dont want to work and only wait for people help. Am i right? Happy Myloting!!! Have a nice day!!
• Shijiazhuang, China
9 Aug 08
I seldom give them because I know now most of the beggars take it as a job and they are not poor or hungery. I dislike lazy people or those who earn money by cheating. But my wife will give them. I know some woman will give beggar money because they like to show their sympath.
• United States
8 Aug 08
Hi Zhaosonghan, in reading all the responses you received I noticed one major thing, no one is addressing the FACT that many beggers have mental issues...so many times it's not that they don't want to work, it's that they can't. Also, there are many who were in hospital and because of needing beds for others or because of lack of insurance they are turned out into the streets to fend for themselves. You go ahead and give, give, give and believe me Zhaosonghan, it will come back to you twicefold. By the way when a begger insists for more of whatever you can kindly be honest and say: "it's all I can afford, sorry" and that should be that. God Bless You ~G~