are you annoyed to those street children keeps on following you?

@acie_21 (5647)
Philippines
August 4, 2009 11:43pm CST
i hate that when it happens!like last monday me and my bestfriend was walking in the streets a street child keeps on following me and asking the food i was holding..he is trying to hold my food while i kept on pushing him.i want to punch his face and kick him!he was a naughty bad street child!instead that i pity him i was so mad and give him a knock on his head!how about you?have you experience that?do you like street children keeps following you and asking for food and forcing you to give them!?hrrrrrrrrrrri hate that!it raises my blood pressure!
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@wergild (189)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
Cruel as it may sound but i never give alms to street children no matter how much pity i had in my heart. My first rationalization on it is that as a good, responsible citizen, its not right to give them pity or charity rather than opportunity for them. I rather pick him up and get him to some social welfare agency or something. giving alms only encourages beggar mentality and mind you, these kids are the product of people who gave birth to them and choose not to parent them. giving them alms would be saying dude dont worry about your kid not getting something to eat, there are people who will feed them. Sucks right??!! One time i got these kid pissing me off. So what i did was bring him to the social welfare center. They ended up scolding the mom and dad for letting their kid live on the street. Of course there are some exception to my personal views. People with disabilities and handicaps are getting some charity from me. GIVE A MAN A FISH HE EATS FOR A DAY. TEACH HIM TO FISH HE EATS FOR A LIFETIME.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
very good answer..and not all pitty people are good.i rather spend my money for disable and handicaps..rather than street children.they are healthy and strong,they have complete hands,feet,legs.they must use it cause thats God gift others are just too lazy thats why they are used to ask not work hard..look at the disable people?even though they dont have complete parts they struggle to live and survive..we must think for the better of our world,not spoil them instead they must learn from their situation realizing to strive more to live...cause that situation they will never succeed God has His purpose why they became beggars...and its not our fault....theirs no reason why we must give them priorities..we have our own problems too!
@wergild (189)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
People seem to never understand the difference between charity and pity. The way I see it if I really pity those kids and feel charitable, i would rather support state programs that would enable them trainings for livelihood. It pisses me off when people, especially my poor friends and cousins who use the guilt trip so you part them a portion of your salary. Like they keep saying that we must share blessings. Well I find that a load of bullcrap. I just tell them that I pay my taxes well so you guys can avail livelihood programs from the government or either give them small capital to start some business rather than give them dole outs.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
you have a good point..and this is all true.its time to realize that all our hard works are not easy to give to people like them....we have our own families..and we are all the same,we are just people like them we eat three times a day,to strived hard for our family's future and to survive in this cruel world.your answer has a very good meaning,to wake up peoples mind that not all of them deserves it..but instead we deserve to be understood despite of our hardworks.they must not complain cause we are not the reason why they are in there place..and besides,each person has its own trials and problems in life to succeed...so its not unfair its part of our life!keep it up!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
hi best friend! hehehe i very well understand you! i am also annoyed with that kind of child! huh! i mean yes we pity those people, they are poor, they are hungry, they are children...yes we can give them...but with the way they are approaching us? huh! i don't think so...instead of feeling pity for them, what we feel is fear! we are afraid of them coz they are actually harassing us! waaaah...i also hate those situations... actually i think you are not bad when you push that child a little...you just push him lightly and your act is just a defense for yourself! i think he's not really a child anymore...and i am wondering where his parents are! huh!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
thanks friend i think shibham didnt understand...well,its up to him..heheh!just cant handle things like that..it scares me..you know what i mean..take care!
@ckyera (17261)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
hi acie my friend... just understand him, coz you know issues about children is somehow sensitive...and he is not in that situation that time and he don't know the fear that you feel that time...i understand you coz i saw what really happens... well one thing my friend, its kinda exag when you said that you push or kick that child coz you don't do that...that's only what you think but you don't actually do that... and i know that you are bery kind hearted especially to kids!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
heheh!i said i want to kick!not i kicked him...so i never did it...
@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
5 Aug 09
OMG that would break my heart to see that, I think I would be tempted to go buy them some food..I have never seen kids begging, I am not sure I would be able to not do something for them...no kid should be hungry in this world.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i know...but here in the phil...their are too many naughty children that also took things or grab your things!i was not pity on him cause he was too annoying he doesnt looked pity at all...he kept pushing me..and i was in a hurry..its the parents responsibility not ours..well,its not bad to help..but in a right time and it depends on the situation.
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@lilaclady (28238)
• Australia
5 Aug 09
Yes I shouldn't make comment on something I have not experienced, but it just seems si sad to me...
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i know...im not that rude you know...that situation was really in a hurry and i was having a difficult time carrying my bags!
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@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
I pity those poor kids of course it's just sometimes the way they beg is irritating especially if they keeps on poking you while walking. But I will not do something like knock their heads or give them a shoo.. I'll just try to ignore if they irritate me. But normally, I do give them lose change if I have some in my pocket. Ciao!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
yap...i was tired that time..in a hurry for my appointment..so no one can say that im too bad not to entertain the kid..i am never a rude/bad type of person..
@iskayz (5422)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
Oh acie, I'm sure you're not a bad person. We're not always in a good mood not to be irritated sometimes.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
thanks for understanding iskayz...
@shibham (17022)
• India
5 Aug 09
hi sunset. don't forget that EVERY CHILD IS A GIFT OF GOD. you have thought an unideological thought. punch and kick, why? once u stay a night with an empty stomach, then u will also behave as them. they have lack of needs which lead them to became shameles. they are child and u are a mature. so why? yes i give something to them if i can. i often travel with local train and meet some beggers who extand their hands for a coin and i never refuse them. hi sunset, i think u are not agree with me. alredy i am going away from your friendship. i think so for that pvt msg. thanks and lol
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
ok ill expect that..why bacause of this discussion?i have my own reasons..try to read all my response to others and understand it very well..and goodluck!
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
hellow there again........i never said i kicked him !i said i want.. so i never did kicked the child..im not that bad or cruel person you know!......
@shibham (17022)
• India
6 Aug 09
hi sunset, i never said that u kicked rather i said that u thought. don't misunderstand yaar. lol
@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I do not think it will make my blood boil but really you do not need to hit anyone on the head, it is hard to go through life being hungry you know. I am sorry that things are so bad that kids have to learn to beg, but try saying no without hitting anyone, their life is hard as it is, don't make it harder.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i know but i walk for minutes already and he is still their..i kept on saying no but still doing it..here in the phil. beggars are not allowed and if you will give something to them you will be arrested..it happens a lot of times that sendicates are responsible to this..
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@ShellyB (5244)
• United States
6 Aug 09
Tough government and poor kids.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
thanks for your response shelly..
@daliaj (5688)
• India
6 Aug 09
Yes, it is very irritating to see the street children following you. I used to give money to them, but now I stopped giving. I found out that there are people behind these kids who takes all the money from this kids and use them as a laddle to get money from public. It is a very patetic situation.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
yes i know..its better to give food..but if you kept on giving and giving they will be used to that..so better leave them alone....we have nothing to do..thats their problem.
• China
6 Aug 09
Sometimes some children will stand on your side aksing some money when your are on the street,what is your feelings at that time?I don't think your feeling is ok.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
i was scared and i was in a hurry too.i was carrying a lot of things...so i have no time to entertain anyone..
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
I pity those homeless children running around the streets like it's there playground or something. I wish somehow they are removed from the streets and is given decent home and education. But really most of the time I'm annoyed by them, especially when they ask for money and you already said no but they will still keep on asking, even pulling your arms or blouse.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
yes,i understand..but they must work hard instead of asking help always..we are not God so we cant change their lives as it is....we can help but they must not expect that they will be given help at all times..not good..lazy people does that only..
@grace118224 (1040)
• China
6 Aug 09
i still remembered that once i was on the street and a kid came to me to ask for some money . Well i gave 50 cents to him . Just a minute later there were a group of kids , about twenty or more rushed out from all sides towards me asking for money because they saw i gave out some just now. i was so scared and struggled to run away from them . What a horrible experience ! Now whenever i see the street children i would not look at them and step away as soon as possible.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
yap..thats why im scared going near to a street children..you must safety your self first before others...we may not know what will happen..many street children can harm you in their innocent hands..
@neknek (250)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
there was one time a street kid was following me asking for money, i was ignoring him, he actually grabbed my butt to get my attention. i might give food to a street kid, but never money. i gave coins to a kid before... then i saw him approach a group of other street kids sniffing rugby.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
yap..food is betteri dont know why sendicates do that to many innocent children like them..poor children
@daryljane (3439)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
When a kid approaches me and asked for my food, i give it to them. Its not like its everyday that a kid approaches you and ask for your food. I share what i have because i know im fortunate enough to buy the food and not have to walk around asking someone for food.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
i know but it was in a wrong time...
@Wyldrose (1216)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I have never experienced beggers bothering me on the street, especially children. I am sorry you have to go through this all the time, but hitting a child on the head just because he is hungry? I'm sorry, but I don't agree with that. No child in this world should go hungry. Why are these children on the street begging to begin with and not in school or at home where thier parents can take care of them? Maybe the parents don't take care of them and that is part of the problem, I don't know. But no way would I hit a child for being hungry. That is beyond my comprehension, I'm sorry. It's not the child's fault they were put in that horrible situation. If you have to see this everyday where you live, why not make an effort with some of your friends or organizations to get this problem under control instead of getting mad at the child? Wouldn't that make things a little easier?
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
6 Aug 09
thanks..try to read my response to my other mylotter that would clear you up..
@hotsummer (10466)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i am not annoyed. i pity them every time i see children begging for some alms. i think it will be hard for them to do this every day. being driven away by other people and have to endure the heat of the sun and also they have to bear te pollution specially in manila. and they just depend on some little they get every day to buy them and their family food.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i respect that..we have our different points of views..
@myx_03 (540)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
I'm hate seeing a street children, why do they have to experience it... But I hate them too when they are forcing me to give them food or coins, if they only know that I'm in need too. Hehe
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i agree..we have needs in our life too..and they are not the only ones who is in need and striving hard to survive..we have families too..we must secure our families needs first than the others.
@patofgold23 (5075)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
i kinda feel sorry for them...their parents are not looking after them and they have to "annoy" people just to give them loose change for food... children their age should be in school and playing and growing up like normal kids..not looking for money to eat everyday (but honestly there are some who really are!)
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
right!some just used to ask rather than work hard..very layz people.they must understand that were also striving to survive you know!we cant please them...
@CJay77 (4441)
• Australia
5 Aug 09
I have experienced this many times and not only in the Philippines. One of my weakness is seeing Children in the street begging, it breaks my heart. I do know that some beggars are force to do this and sometimes they don't have choice. I also understand that they can be annoying because they wont leave you alone, but sometimes it's hard when you don't have anything to give. There is one time here in Egypt that me and my Husband walking and a little girl come to us and beg, but that time we don't have food or small changed to give. The little girl followed us for few minutes until we reached the supermarket and she is not allowed to get in there. On the way back home we saw her sitting there, but she leaves us alone. We come to her and give her all the small changed we have. She says thank you and run across to small corner store to buy some food, the smile she gave us is priceless and it's a good feeling for us also knowing this little girl will have something to eat, at least for that day.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
thats very sweet...i hope all begars are like that..they asked with respect.i would love to help but if the beggar are disrespectful that would make us annoyed more.
@dlr297 (5418)
• United States
5 Aug 09
I think that if i saw a child in the street begging for food i would give him/her what i had. How can you get angry at a child that is hungry. I have never seen a child begging for food. and no person should have to go hungry.
@acie_21 (5647)
• Philippines
5 Aug 09
thanks..but in my situation that time i was in a hurry..maybe the street children there in your country has a lot differences in ours...here their a lots of sendicates that are holding children to beg to have money...