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Old 10-07-2009, 06:04 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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I really hate it when I'm in a store where there's one register open, and there's a homeless person in line ahead of me. What if I receive change, and some of it is from the money the homeless person used to pay. How exactly do I handle that? Do I need to take a can of disinfectant with me in order to sanitize some of the money I'm handed back? What happened to the days when homeless people weren't allowed to enter stores?



are you flippin' kidding me??? You are just rude and hateful.

GOD bless you.
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:05 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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I live in a city where there are lots of homeless people. It is a safe winter haven for many. I buy cheap cigarettes and bag them in groups of 5 in zip lock baggies with a $1 bill for coffee to give out since they are all around the downtown area where I work in the early morning. Never thought about their germs....only the disparity of their hearts.

They look for my car....and I feel blessed to help.


I would rep you if I could. You are a blessing!
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Old 10-07-2009, 06:33 PM
 
Location: Near the water
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I didn't realize to what degree uncivilized rabble use these forums. You people disgust me.



your words are more than disgusting to most of us but......My DH had a most wonderful idea, how about next time you are in a store and you find that a homeless person was in front of you, or behind you for that matter. Instead of taking the change how about asking the cashier to
either save the change for the guy next time he comes in or have the cashier hand it to the homeless person behind you. After all you wouldn't want those germs. It would give you a chance to pass along a blessing and not appear to them as you do to us.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:07 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I live in a city where there are lots of homeless people. It is a safe winter haven for many. I buy cheap cigarettes and bag them in groups of 5 in zip lock baggies with a $1 bill for coffee to give out since they are all around the downtown area where I work in the early morning. Never thought about their germs....only the disparity of their hearts.

They look for my car....and I feel blessed to help.
GloryB , you are so thoughtful, the germ thing sounds OCD.
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:10 PM
 
Location: Way South of the Volvo Line
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It amazes me how many people think they can pick out the homeless ones by looking at them. Many are down on their luck individuals that still hold jobs in spite of their lack of a mailing address.
The people that regularly spray their homes with Lysol and their kids with sanitizer are probably breeding more virulent, chemical resistant diseases than any homeless person.

Would you refuse to be in a church that also had homeless patrons? What hypocrites!
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:14 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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I didn't realize to what degree uncivilized rabble use these forums. You people disgust me.
Your joking of course. Disgust you? Right back at ya dude.

Last edited by virgode; 10-07-2009 at 07:43 PM..
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Old 10-07-2009, 07:17 PM
 
Location: 39 20' 59"N / 75 30' 53"W
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It amazes me how many people think they can pick out the homeless ones by looking at them. Many are down on their luck individuals that still hold jobs in spite of their lack of a mailing address.
The people that regularly spray their homes with Lysol and their kids with sanitizer are probably breeding more virulent, chemical resistant diseases than any homeless person.

Would you refuse to be in a church that also had homeless patrons? What hypocrites!
Worked with a woman if you saw on the street, honestly you'd swear she
was homeless, fact of the matter, she didn't need to work!
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Old 10-10-2009, 06:47 PM
 
Location: Fayetteville, NC
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hahaha im laughing at how rude this post is and how you have absolutely no filter. just blows my mind.....

watch what you say and how you view people, because karma works in mysterious ways, and you may end up in that homeless persons shoes one day, and someone will think poorly of you. Just imagine if that homeless person was your parent or sibling?? would you still think the same of them? That is SOMEONES family.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:32 AM
 
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I also hate it when homeless people congregate outside businesses, pestering paying customers or just about any passer-by. I like 7-11's policy of blaring classical music over their storefront PA, which seems to be fairly effective. More businesses should do that, especially when they have an outdoor seating area where societal undesirables tend to gather and be a nuisance.
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Old 10-11-2009, 12:39 AM
 
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Default Do you shop at stores with homeless people in them?

Probably. It's not like I take a poll of my fellow customers regarding their living arrangements when I shop.

What I do wish for though is a more visual way of ascertaining if a person is a jerk than actually having to converse with one.

It's so hard to tell these days because so many of them are well dressed.
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