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View Poll Results: What do you do when someone approaches you for cash at the door of a store?
Politely decline 35 71.43%
Rudely decline 3 6.12%
ignore completely 8 16.33%
help out with some change/cash 1 2.04%
help out in ways other than giving money 0 0%
complain to someone to have person reomoved 2 4.08%
Voters: 49. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 05-31-2018, 04:53 PM
 
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I really go on a case to case basis. When hit outside a store, I usually say, "Do you take Visa"? (Still waiting for one who does ). Gas stations, same thing. At intersections or off ramps, if they look sober and are polite, I might give 'em a buck. I remember one time there was a teenage couple at a street corner with a sign. They reminded me of my kid, so I gave them 20 bucks and said "Go have lunch". It all depends, I guess.
You’re part of the problem. You’re only making them rely on handouts.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:04 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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I’m just curious if any of the people that claim that some homeless person turn down food or help or whatever at one point or another , How many times has this happened to you? My overwhelming response when I offered just about anything to just about anybody on the street is they are thankful and they take it from me whether they use it or not just out of sheer politeness.



Yes there are a few people that are complete jerks and that’s ours your taste but do you really think every single person that is on the street would deny a cheeseburger?



No. Stop generalizing an entire group of people based off of one or two bad experiences
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:07 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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You’re part of the problem. You’re only making them rely on handouts.
The fact that you think giving somebody a few dollars because you want to is part of some big problem is just pitiful.


People can do whatever they want with their own hard earned money. If you’re going to make the case that you work hard and blah blah blah then the case should be made that I work very hard and I can give anyone anything that I want to give them.
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:19 PM
 
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That is the intent. There is no bum code of conduct rulebook
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Old 05-31-2018, 05:22 PM
 
Location: Chicago
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I almost always politely decline (except for maybe once or twice a year), but I volunteer regularly in a soup kitchen and support other charitable organizations. I believe it's important to give back, but I won't just give a panhandler money.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:37 PM
 
Location: West Los Angeles
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When I see these people, I usually take a couple hundred dollar bills out of my wallet in front of them and state, "Sorry, I can't give any of this to you because it's my drinking day and I'm a seasoned drinker so I need to purchase a whole lot of alcohol and I only drink the expensive stuff." They sometimes get a little mad, but that's what pepper spray is for.
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Old 05-31-2018, 08:40 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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When I see these people, I usually take a couple hundred dollar bills out of my wallet in front of them and state, "Sorry, I can't give any of this to you because it's my drinking day and I'm a seasoned drinker so I need to purchase a whole lot of alcohol and I only drink the expensive stuff." They sometimes get a little mad, but that's what pepper spray is for.

You don’t actually do that because of the fear that one of them would snatch it and run quicker than you could get your pepper spray out of your pocket.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:47 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I have a simple answer to them
I tell them, "Look at this car, and know the reason I have it is because I don't give money away."
Then they walk away.

Bob.
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:11 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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I have a simple answer to them
I tell them, "Look at this car, and know the reason I have it is because I don't give money away."
Then they walk away.

Bob.
I remember one time I was on Sunset Blvd and got hit up at a gas station.

I pointed to the new Range Rover and told them to ask them .
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Old 06-01-2018, 02:19 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles
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I think the Corvette is a magnet for them
They see it, and think, "this dude has money".
I have worked hard to have what I have, and ,the reason I have these things is because I didn't give money away.

Bob.
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