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Old 05-12-2008, 04:53 AM
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Haha, that's hilarious! Whatever helps you sleep at night......

I guess you'll have a luggage rack hooked up to the top of your hearse.

I still don't understand how your life is affected, other than "they're an eyesore." Seriously, go live your life.

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Old 05-12-2008, 06:39 AM
 
Location: Texas
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Thumbs up I need your support

Okay, so I started my new panhandling job.. to join the others out there.. and have decided to go out to the Forum and IH 35 to gather my donations... err I meant my wages..

So yall come out and support me and my vices!!

On a less humorous note ... I tried to give one of these bums a meal and he flat out refused it... told me he wasnt hungry at the time... I also attempted to give one of them a job cutting my grass (this was another time) and he said he didnt accept work (it said on his card.. "will work for food") go figure... this was about five years ago... hell I can keep the money for myself.. the way I see it.. let them live under IH35 for all I care... (they probably live in a better house then I do)
 
Old 05-12-2008, 07:18 AM
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If you don't want to give, don't. No big deal. This subject has been beaten to death.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 08:11 AM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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If you don't want to give, don't. No big deal. This subject has been beaten to death.
They're human spam. And c'mon, it's spam. Just buck up and delete it! Nevermind the 50-1 ratio of spam to legit messages, all you've gotta do is ignore it.

Hey, got any spare change? I'll give you my address to send it to. Cmon, I need gas money!
 
Old 05-12-2008, 08:14 AM
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[quote=scuba steve;3739573]all you've gotta do is ignore it.

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Exactly. Rather than spare change, I wish I had all the time it takes to keep my knickers in a knot over this.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 08:17 AM
 
Location: SoCal-So Proud!
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[quote=sapphire;3739602]
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all you've gotta do is ignore it.

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Exactly. Rather than spare change, I wish I had all the time it takes to keep my knickers in a knot over this.

Hehe
 
Old 05-12-2008, 04:08 PM
 
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Happened to hubby and me again yesterday in the parking lot at Gringo's! We'd gone out for a nice "Mothers Day" meal and as we approached the front door some kid approaches with a sob story about how he needs so badly to get back home for graduation but on they way through SA his dad got sick and they put him in the hospital...yadda...yadda...yadda. I had read the previous thread on this forum and decided back then I would not support this any longer. My husband told him we would not help him with cash and we proceeded into the restaurant. Once in the door I reported the event to the hostess and her reply was "Oh no, not again!" Leading me to believe that this had been a recurring event for them. As soon as we got inside, the young man had already approached another couple coming out of the restaurant, but was watching my husband and I out of the corner of his eye all the while, talking to the other couple. I guess he was wondering if we were complaining to the mgment. I don't feel badly for not helping him out. As MM2 keeps saying....the truly needy know where to go for help. Everyone else....well, I ain't got the kind of *help* they need!
 
Old 05-12-2008, 06:07 PM
 
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I understand what you mean but not all those people are actually con-artist.
And if you are a person of faith and give to the church then why get greedy just because that person might be a fake.
I'm not sure I understand how you've drawn the conclusion that someone is greedy if they choose to donate money to reputable charities instead of giving a handout to panhandlers.

I like to think of donating money as a hand UP not a hand OUT. If something falls under the category of being a hand out, then I would not dream of donating. If that makes me greedy, then I can deal with that.
 
Old 05-12-2008, 06:12 PM
 
Location: Charleston, SC
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Is it ok to panhandle in this thread? I haven't heard any good sob stories in a while or seen any creative signs... anyone have a few to share?
 
Old 05-12-2008, 06:14 PM
 
Location: San Antonio, TX
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I saw one this weekend over at 1604 and Bulverde that said "Starvin Marivin." I thought about getting some food, but then I remembered all ya'll's stories and I didn't feel like getting rejected.
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