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Old 08-13-2019, 02:29 PM
 
Location: South Carolina
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If you want want a low wages for people to work for then you have no right to complain that people panhandle when doing so pays better then getting a job. You can not have it both ways. Pay people low wages then expect people to find other ways to make money.
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Old 08-13-2019, 07:56 PM
 
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Last person who asked me for "gas money" had a better car than I did. . . . I just laughed. And the ones I drive by every morning have iphones and smoke cigarettes. Not sure of their story . . .
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Old Yesterday, 12:13 PM
 
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Ok, my comment is on the panhandling side of this thread.....


How do we think this "industry" is going to survive a cashless society? I have occasionally dropped some change or a few bills into the hands of a panhandler. Mostly did it, so they would stop bothering me. But anyway, I no longer carry cash, and rarely have change. My response now is always (and no longer a lie), "Sorry, don't have any cash".


As a society, as we become more and more cash-free, I don't see this "occupation" surviving.
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Old Yesterday, 01:08 PM
 
Location: East of Seattle since 1992, originally from SF Bay Area
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Ok, my comment is on the panhandling side of this thread.....


How do we think this "industry" is going to survive a cashless society? I have occasionally dropped some change or a few bills into the hands of a panhandler. Mostly did it, so they would stop bothering me. But anyway, I no longer carry cash, and rarely have change. My response now is always (and no longer a lie), "Sorry, don't have any cash".


As a society, as we become more and more cash-free, I don't see this "occupation" surviving.
That's good point. I normally just ignore the panhandlers but if forced to respond I could say "No Cash" and it would be true, I never carry any. It would not totally surprise me, however, if some of the Seattle panhandlers started to accept debit cards on their iPhones.
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Old Yesterday, 07:11 PM
 
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Because panhandlers know there's a certain segment of society who are idiots and will give the panhandlers money.
They are some of the best salesmen around.
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Old Today, 09:22 AM
 
Location: U.S.A., Earth
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That's good point. I normally just ignore the panhandlers but if forced to respond I could say "No Cash" and it would be true, I never carry any. It would not totally surprise me, however, if some of the Seattle panhandlers started to accept debit cards on their iPhones.
If I don't want to deal with panhandlers, I've already been using that excuse, whether if it's true or not.
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