Beggars Inflation

@OKennedy (1150)
United States
March 16, 2016 9:15pm CST
The other day I went to the store to pick myself up some cigarettes and a pack for a friend. I make it a habit to not carry any cash if I do it is a very small amount. Well there was a old guy outside of the store I was about to go into. He waited until I came out and asked me if I could spare some money. I wanted to make sure that I heard what he said. So I said what was that sir I didn't hear you? He really looked at me and said I was wondering if you could spare some money $2.00. I said I am sorry I don't have any cash I just paid with plastic. He thanked me and walked off. I was really shocked wow what happened to asking for someone to spare a nickel dime quarter even. Shamelessly just two dollars. In all honesty even if I had the two dollars I wouldn't have gave him it. That was just two much and I know he was just hitting people up and I am not interested in supporting anyone's habit. If you can stand and walk around asking for money then you can go earn it working a few hours somewhere. This was a random post inspired by a comment that someone had made on someone else's post and it made me remember and I had to tell you about it.
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@TRBRocks420 (58791)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Mar 16
Yeah, if anything he should have just asked for change. I usually give if I have it, but I don't always have it to give.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
17 Mar 16
He had a a cane but when he walked off he didn't even use it he picked it up and was walking and fairly fast might I add lol.
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@TRBRocks420 (58791)
• Banks, Oregon
17 Mar 16
@OKennedy lol that's the only thing that sucks, half of them are fakers, but you just never know, some decent ones out there too.
• Eugene, Oregon
19 Mar 16
That was really brazen of him.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
21 Mar 16
yea and what bugged me even more was that he when he walked away he didn't use the cane that he was using when I was approached by him.
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@ridingbet (34645)
• Philippines
20 Mar 16
the man asked you for 2 dollars? that is questionable; why did he ask for that amount? Maybe he needs that money for something that cost $2? if he is indeed a beggar, any coin would do, right?
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
21 Mar 16
I thought it was a bit much to ask for but then again inflation seems to be the reason lol.
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@ridingbet (34645)
• Philippines
22 Mar 16
@OKennedy I am ROFLing now. indeed! Some beggars here throw away the cents we give them. Beggars here should be given food and not money because they gamble instead of buying food.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
23 Mar 16
@ridingbet yes and it is usually something I offer instead if there is something like a fast food place.
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@MGjhaud (20822)
• Philippines
17 Mar 16
i remember one of my prof in college about not giving alms to people asking money on the street cause the more we give, the more we are giving them the encouragement to stay on the street.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
18 Mar 16
That is the case with any people they try to get over.
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@rina110383 (21980)
17 Mar 16
We have the same reason for not giving money to beggars. I've seen people without legs/hands/blind but still work. If they could have find a way to live, these beggars must also do the same.
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@OKennedy (1150)
• United States
18 Mar 16
With some its just a lost cause they won't change their ways
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@TheHorse (50017)
• Pleasant Hill, California
27 Mar 16
Some homeless people are used to that way of life and aren't interested in cleaning up and finding work. Many suffer from mental illness. I've heard (maybe here) that some work for someone else, and bring in some good money, like Fagin's kids in Oliver Twist. But at least they're not picking pockets.