What do you do when you see a beggar?

@snebxu66 (379)
China
August 11, 2008 2:35am CST
Generally speaking, I will give him or her a dollar or a dime as pity when I see a beggar, but one day a little beggar, in dirty clothes, ran to me and hugged my leg asking me give him money, frankly I was very angry with him at that time,and I tried to shake off him. Even if a beggar shall be civilized. What do you think about it and what do you do when the same thing happen to you?
5 responses
@hopejordan (3566)
• Australia
11 Aug 08
Hi there snebxu66 how are you yes i did give one the other day he wanted money for making a phone call and he did i saw him use the public phone and when he finished he said he really apperatiate i said your welcome take care happy postings.
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@snebxu66 (379)
• China
14 Aug 08
It is very kind of you, thanks for response.
@spyjob (214)
• Philippines
11 Aug 08
I don't give money to beggars, because if you do you'll just make him a parasite and begging will become his career. Alms is not a solution to poverty but the real help from the government or institution to alleviate their lives. If it would happen to just like what happened to you, I would just shake him off and turn around. You cannot expect a beggar to be civil.
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• India
11 Aug 08
I agree ... beggars are parasites and should not be entertained.
@IInsanity (290)
• Malaysia
11 Aug 08
i will feel very sad because the begger is a human being and to witness a person like that...to become almost like an animal really makes you appreciate your life more. whenever i see a begger i will try to be as nice as i can. but mostly i won't give too much money because some of the beggers are actually ordinary people trying to ask for money without working. we should discourage them from begging for a living and instead, try to make themselves useful to the community and themselves.=)
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@deepat (95)
• India
11 Aug 08
Normally i wont give money to beggers.. but no reason behind this... i didnt get such feeling to give money to beggers,cant find the reason why i am like this
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@cncoke (439)
• China
11 Aug 08
Before he hugged your leg,you should give him money.Then it'll be civilized.When the same thing happen to me,Iusually gave the beggar one yuan and shake him off.