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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• 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.