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Sep 17, 2021 4:41 AM CST Panhandling every day
spungey
spungeyspungeyColumbia, Missouri USA13 Threads 333 Posts
There are two people or more sometimes who panhandle at the same places every day it seems. Well, I see them and want to help but after seeing what I did today I am done. A pile of trash with gobs empty water cups were left while they ate Dinner, I suppose, and low and behold an empty bottle of liquor was seen from the road while passing by. Drinking liquor in this heat is asking for trouble. There are Restaurants and businesses needing help and only a few workers. These able bodied panhandlers need to work like the rest of us!
Sep 17, 2021 5:36 PM CST Panhandling every day
epirb
epirbepirbDannevirke, Hawke's Bay New Zealand24 Threads 1 Polls 11,250 Posts
spungey: There are two people or more sometimes who panhandle at the same places every day it seems. Well, I see them and want to help but after seeing what I did today I am done. A pile of trash with gobs empty water cups were left while they ate Dinner, I suppose, and low and behold an empty bottle of liquor was seen from the road while passing by. Drinking liquor in this heat is asking for trouble. There are Restaurants and businesses needing help and only a few workers. These able bodied panhandlers need to work like the rest of us!
Doubt its easy for people who have fallen off the bike to get back on .
Sep 17, 2021 9:21 PM CST Panhandling every day
spungey
spungeyspungeyColumbia, Missouri USA13 Threads 333 Posts
Sitting out in this heat day after day though and drinking instead of getting a job is not my idea of someone trying to help themselves. Early twenties or thirties partying is not my idea of helping yourself to be self sufficent. Believe me he was not born that way and neither were any of us. Getting a job and taking responsibility is what we should have been taught growing up
Sep 18, 2021 11:02 PM CST Panhandling every day
raphael119online now!
raphael119online now!raphael119washington d.c., District of Columbia USA15 Threads 4 Polls 8,687 Posts
I try to use charity that doesnt take 90% for its self like so many do today. I think Salvation Army is still honest--- many are not.
Sep 19, 2021 2:05 AM CST Panhandling every day
Losted
LostedLostedSherman, Texas USA1 Threads 890 Posts
I don't reward sponges.
Sep 20, 2021 11:01 AM CST Panhandling every day
I’m all for helping people out- however, we just can’t know where the cash is going, when we help out in that way. BTW, I don’t know how it is in other states, but in Oregon, it is now illegal to openly panhandle. Get this, too— it is now illegal ( and the fine is quite steep) to STOP your car to hand a donation out. Yes, it sure is. The deciding factor is safety. Too many accidents were caused by this, and it is considered to be impeding traffic, AND, the person donating becomes partner (aiding and abetting) in criminal activity. A side comment, and I’ve been guilty of this...do you know stopping to let a car enter the road you are on is a misdeameanor? Yes, and the police will turn on lights and ticket— it is considered hazardous. Seems ironic that you can be fined for being courteous...wildlife, too, although I disagree with this. I think we need to be careful with nature. teddybear
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