Sept 21- Beggars visit restaurant
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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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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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.
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?