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Old Yesterday, 04:22 PM
 
Location: California
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break or steal things, or leave feces on the floor. This has happened. Of course not all homeless do this, but some do, & it only takes one bad apple.
Not to mention syringes and other drug paraphernalia. They do everything in those restrooms. I worked in a professional office building with several other commercial tenants. The building management had to put a code device on the ground floor bathroom due to the influx of homeless coming in off the street. The topper was one day a client of one of the businesses walking in on an older lady stark naked doing a complete bath in one of the sinks. Debris everywhere, all her stuff all over. They had to disinfect everything. After the code device was in word spread fast and within only a week nobody came around anymore.
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Old Yesterday, 04:48 PM
 
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If she'd stuck with the initial three guests, almost certainly none of this drama would've happened.


No, "Manners just dont fly out the window based on the persons economic stance", but the chronically homeless are often in that situation for reasons beyond simple lack of money, and manners do just fly out the window when your mind is no longer all there.


Bathe.

Oh, and laundry -- I once walked in on a guy standing in front of the sink, barefoot, washing his socks with the hand soap.
Well, it is disgusting, but I suppose they don't have other facilities and are desperate to clean themselves
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Old Yesterday, 05:10 PM
 
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is there a problem here?

maybe this hero lady should feed these homeless people in her own home. not so generous all the sudden is she.
It is not against the law for a homeless person to walk into a public place. Besides how do you know who is homeless and who isn't? Even if there were such a law it would be very difficult to enforce.

Also. there is no way this woman could have predicted that Taco Bell would kick them out, so she wasn't doing this to get attention.
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Old Yesterday, 05:12 PM
 
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She was ringing her bells and her drums.....


also


Love Is Never Boastful And Proud Charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, 1 Corinthians 13:4
Perhaps you should read your Bible and learn what Jesus said about feeding the poor.
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Old Yesterday, 06:09 PM
 
Location: West Madison^WMHT
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Post Narrator: She was doing it to get attention. And attention she got.

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Also. there is no way this woman could have predicted that Taco Bell would kick them out, so she wasn't doing this to get attention.
No, there's no way this women could have predicted that parading twenty homeless people into the taco bell dining room would have resulting in them being kicked out of the restaurant.
News, Woman Was Buying Dinner For Homeless People When Taco Bell Kicked Them Out-tacobell_louisville.jpg
Not exactly a huge dining room, either (click to embiggen)
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Old Yesterday, 06:10 PM
 
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Well, it is disgusting, but I suppose they don't have other facilities and are desperate to clean themselves
None of us would have facilities if we didn't work for them. It's one of the perks of working for a living.
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Old Yesterday, 06:18 PM
 
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Perhaps you should read your Bible and learn what Jesus said about feeding the poor.
2 Thessalonians 3:6-10..... If a man will not work, he shall not eat.
No one has the privilege of being idle while demanding others feed, cloth and shelter him. YOU need to read YOUR Bible, sweetheart. Americans do more for our planet's poor than any other country on this planet. We draw the line, however, on being used, abused and taken advantage of. Jesus didn't teach any of us to be patsy to the sluggard.

Nice try though.
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Old Yesterday, 07:36 PM
 
Location: S.W. Florida
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The lady had a good heart to try to help these people out, which I applaud. In retrospect she should have ordered a few boxes of food and simply taken it to them.
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Old Yesterday, 07:56 PM
 
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Whatever Taco Bell does they'll face criticism. If they allow homeless to use the restroom, even if they are paying customers, they run the very real risk of turning off other customers due to whatever the homeless do in the bathrooms. If they don't allow homeless to use the restrooms, they'll have stories like this run accusing them of being "inhumane and insensitive" and all the negative publicity that comes with it. I don't have a solution but I'm just glad I don't have to make that decision.

I know I may catch some criticism from this, but IMO buying the homeless the occasional meal is more for the buyer's own ego than actually helping the homeless. Kind of like the "give a man a fish you'll feed him for a day. Teach him to fish and you'll feed him for life" deal. Buying the homeless a meal doesn't really solve any of their problems. I guess it'll make them feel good for a while as well as buoy the buyer's sense of self worth but I think there are better things that can be done if you really want to help the homeless, such as donating to organizations that help them or offering your time.
I've been homeless many times before. I have never vandalized anyone's restroom.
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Old Yesterday, 07:59 PM
 
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The woman was wrong - she shouldn't have paraded 20 people into a restaurant like that - she should have ordered food to go and taken it back to the people to enjoy - just ask for those wet wipes so they could clean their hands or pick a box up at the Dollar store.

I side with TB - due to the mental problems many of the homeless have - they do have a responsibility to protect all their customers and employees. And with 20 people in this group - they would have been in that restaurant for a couple of hours as I'm sure they would have used the bathrooms to wash up.
And of course homeless people do not deserve the chance to wash up. Better that they relieve themselves outdoors and don't try to stay clean.
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