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Old 06-11-2008, 01:51 AM
 
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I just ignore. Sometimes I feel bad about it... But not really
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Old 06-11-2008, 02:14 AM
 
Location: In my house
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I just ignore. Sometimes I feel bad about it... But not really
Well at least you are honest.
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Old 06-11-2008, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Vegas Baby
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I was thinking of getting a stack of applications and whenever they approach my car just hand them one. They will know who you are and won't even bother with you anymore. lol
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:35 AM
 
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Ignore them. Most of these people are scammers. I stopped giving free money to people on the street last year. Some random dude runs up to me and begs for money for the bus, when I offer to give him my bus ticket instead he smiles and says he'll be all right. A week later another dude was standing at the bus stop and asked for bus money. I gave him $1.50, like an idiot. I didn't get irked when he failed to say thank you I just walked off for about a block and then turned to notice he was walking behind me. I said, "Hey, I thought you were waiting for the bus?" He turned the corner and walked briskly down a side street. After that I lost my generosity toward scammers.

If the fact that most of them are scammers isn't enough to dissuade you then you should know that many could actually rob you. I read in the papers about a guy who got asked for money by a panhandler, opened his wallet to give him money, and when the panhandler noticed he had hundreds in there he beat the guy up and took off with his money. You don't want that happening to you.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:47 AM
 
Location: North Dallas
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1. DO NOT roll down you window for anyone. You may think it's just a homeless person but it very well could be a crackhead wanting your car or something else.

2. DO NOT engage them. See number one.
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Old 06-11-2008, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Elko County, Nevada
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The last time I gave someone money was enough for me. Two young girls approached me at a gas station while I was filling up my tank. They tearfully explained that they were 50 miles away from home, broke, and out of gas, so I took mercy on them and gave them a $10 dollar bill (this was back when gas was about $3.50). They returned to their car, which was parked in front of a gas pump, hopped in and drove off without getting any gas. So now, I just refuse to give anyone money ever. It's just too hard to tell who's scamming and who isn't.
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Old 06-11-2008, 11:12 AM
 
Location: Issaquah, WA
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I prefer to support the Las Vegas Rescue Mission instead of giving money to panhandlers. If everyone did the same, then food banks and soup kitchens would not have such a hard time meeting demands.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:14 PM
 
Location: Clifton, VA
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I actually read somewhere or I think I heard it on the news that bums median income from begging is in the 50k+. Who's in for a career change ?
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:25 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I prefer to support the Las Vegas Rescue Mission instead of giving money to panhandlers. If everyone did the same, then food banks and soup kitchens would not have such a hard time meeting demands.
That is exactly right.
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Old 06-11-2008, 01:28 PM
 
Location: Las Vegas, Nevada
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I actually read somewhere or I think I heard it on the news that bums median income from begging is in the 50k+. Who's in for a career change ?
Also true. They make a lot of money panhandling. When I worked at the old Union Plaza Hotel the regular panhandlers made their daily rounds through the casino. A group of them tried to get me to join them. Said they would teach me the ropes and I'd never have to work again. Only they worked harder at trying not to work than I did at my job.
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