can you swallow your food infront of a beggar?
July 16, 2011 2:49am CST
okay, let's get this scenario. i was in a food chain some time ago sitting beside the glass pane waiting for my order. when the dining man served my orders, there was an old woman showing her dirty palms behind the glass pane in front of me asking for food, she's a beggar. i was very hungry at that time and can't afford to wait for an another order. so, what i did, i finished my food but leaving her enough bucks for her to buy what ever foods she wanted to eat...
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16 Jul 11
I also have that kind of experience. I can't take it when some beggar is showing their palms on me. I can't do anything but to give some coins. But, somebody tells me its better to give food than money. We don't know whether he is a victim of a syndicate or what. It is better to food because it surely can help them out.
• United States
16 Jul 11
I don't know what I'd do in that situation. I can say it would make me feel very uncomfortable. I know once I stopped at a neighbors apt when I was younger and I had a bagel sandwich... I bought it as a treat because we never had money for even the basics at the time. I was also under a crunch for time but wanted to stop by and visit. My mother later told me that the sandwich upset the neighbor because she had not eaten and had not money to eat. However, on the other hand when they did have money or her Mother had bought the meal trust me I was jealous!
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
well, i feel like leaving all the stuff to that lady at that time too but i'm sure she was happy with the amount i had given to her.. she might had regrets for getting the food not the money.. so perhaps, i just did the right thing.. and for your story, well, as a younger then, i think it was just normal to feel that way since you don't have much of the means during that time..