Sept 21- Beggars visit restaurant

@peachpurple (12770)
Malaysia
September 21, 2017 4:32am CST
I was having breakfast with my hubby in a local restaurant called" Tea garden". It is a Chinese and Western cuisine restaurant that serves breakfast lunch and dinner from 8am onwards. Customers are allowed to sit inside the premises or outside to enjoy the view of the scenery. Unfortunately, beggars are the least expected scenery to had appeared from 8am onwards . Initially, it was a Bangladesh beggar asking for money or buy from him Stinky beans , we shook our heads that means NO, Thank You. At 9am, another beggar came, an Indian with bandaged knee but he could walk without a walking stick, he asked for money or buy from him 2 packets of tissue paper for RM 1 ( $0.30), we shook our heads because he could walk that means he isn't handicap at all. At 10am, a Chinese lady came to sell Joss Sticks ( incense stick ) , we shook our heads because we have a dozen packets at home and she doesn't look like a beggar at all. At 11am, a Muslim man asked whether we wanted to buy raw honey in bottles that he made himself, They were sticky , unbranded and who knows where the honey or bottles came from. We shook our heads again. At 12 pm, another beggar came, asked for donation by hitting his chest , we shook our heads again. I don't understand why does restaurants allowed beggars to seek money from customers. Wouldn't it affect the image of the restaurant? Why are the beggars visiting so frequently?
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
21 Sep 17
Here, beggars are not allowed inside the restaurants. They are forbidden by the security guard as instructed, to get inside the restaurant. It would be not appealing if beggars can go inside the restaurant and beg from the customers. You will not be able to eat well when every now and then, there would be a beggar asking for money or peddling things.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
yes, it happens here very frequently, even posh restaurants, they allow paddlers and beggars to enter the restaurants, just don't understand the management
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@SIMPLYD (83290)
• Philippines
22 Sep 17
@peachpurple That's because they don't have a security guard by the door to tell them they are not permitted to come in.
@ilocosboy (37465)
• Philippines
21 Sep 17
Beggars should not be allowed inside the restaurant, they can stay outside. Its good you observe the beggars from morning to noon.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
I didn't expect that from 8am to 12pm, there were 7 beggars, excluding the ones I had mentioned above
@ilocosboy (37465)
• Philippines
22 Sep 17
@peachpurple that's lots of people living through begging
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
22 Sep 17
@ilocosboy yes actually they can work but lazy
@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 17
I would be very annoyed to see a beggar coming at a restaurant where I am having breakfast, or other meals. Beggars are not allowed in the streets here.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
oh that is good practice in your country, so where did the beggars go or no beggars at all? Imagine that one of them even asked us to buy a cockroach repellent while we were having breakfast.
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@LadyDuck (177119)
• Switzerland
21 Sep 17
@peachpurple There are no beggars in our country. The charities find a place where to host the homeless, they do some little jobs, but begging is against the law.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
@LadyDuck that is a very good rule in switzerland, I wish that Malaysia apply this rule. Beggars would give bad image and reputation to the country itself
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
21 Sep 17
That doesnt look good, the restaurants need to consider their reputation atleast
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
yes, I wonder where are the manager
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@vsai2008 (9857)
• India
21 Sep 17
@peachpurple The management needs to guard the restaurant well
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
@vsai2008 I agree, I think the management doesn't care about it as long as customers are willing to dine in
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@kepweng (18715)
• Waikoloa, Hawaii
8 Oct 17
some restaurants not allowed that yes its really irratating if you eat delecious foods and some beggars well sit in the chair in front of you do you already experienced a beggar get your food while eating?
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
8 Oct 17
ouch ! that is horrible, a beggar to sit in front of me? No way!
@KrauseHome (35517)
• United States
23 Sep 17
Around here, they sit around the entrances many times to Gas stations asking for gas. Sometimes they even make themselves look all disheveled. But many times these are also the ones pulling a Scam and many times make more than a working person just by standing there. I only help those I really know are homeless, and maybe only every once in a while.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
23 Sep 17
it is hard to know who is really the beggar and who are the people being controlled by syndicate
@lokisdad (4264)
• United States
21 Sep 17
panhandling is a problem in some places. I would be a bit annoyed if I was eating and had the constant interruptions.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
yes, no peace of mind to enjoy meal
@singhisback (2147)
• Jalandhar, India
21 Sep 17
Glad you know the country of beggars as well lol
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
Not only in India but malaysia too
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@marlina (78196)
• Canada
21 Sep 17
Not very pleasing to eat in that place.
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@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
yeah lost my appetite when the cockroach repellent was placed on the table next to my plate.....
@louievill (19726)
• Philippines
21 Sep 17
In a way I think it would make me feel feel how blessed I am that I am eating good expensive food in a restaurant while other people beg or need to sell something in order to eat. but yeah management should not allow this kinds of activities since it's very annoying to a lot of people, they would lose customers, don't they have a security guard?
@peachpurple (12770)
• Malaysia
21 Sep 17
nope most restaurants in malaysia do not employ security guards because of the expenses. So, it is up to the employees to shoo them or wait for the manager instructions
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