can you swallow your food infront of a beggar?

@zills66 (1421)
Saudi Arabia
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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@gidz0518 (194)
• Philippines
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.
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
i see, poor and uneducated people, money is hard to find for them, yet they tend to hope for grant aides. but if the govenment was not good enough, they'll anything just to survive
@camomile07 (1422)
• Germany
17 Jul 11
We always should help whenever we are in the conditions to do so. Maybe I would have done the same, but I rather prefer to give a meal instead of giving money.
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
i understand why you prefer the food.. you have a good heart
• 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!
@zills66 (1421)
• 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..
• South Korea
16 Jul 11
NOPE. I can't never do that kind of things~
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
well, good for you then
• United States
16 Jul 11
its sad
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
welcome to mylot it's pretty sad, really
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
16 Jul 11
This is also common here in our place. I guess i will do the same thing,give the old woman some money or asks some order and give it to her. that would be the best thing i can do at that moment..
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
they are so much pitiful and we can find most under developing countries
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
16 Jul 11
It's a common sight in our city. They are really pitiful and I usually just give them a part of whatever it is I ordered. I just hate it when kids grab your food from your hands instead of asking for it.
@zills66 (1421)
• Saudi Arabia
17 Jul 11
i see, so street children that has no home to be called are more rampant once, have you hated them?
@ravisivan (14055)
• India
11 Aug 11
good zills. U have done something which is appreciable. Do u go to the same restaurant even after that. Is that lady seen there nowadays also.