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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

 
 
Old 05-30-2018, 09:45 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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Today I had the pleasure of listening to my girlfriend gripe about how many homeless people have asked her for money while visiting Long Beach this week.

One story she told me was a guy came up to her as she went inside of a 7/11 and asked if she could donate her change when she came outside.

I'v always thought this was the best way to panhandle if someone is gonna do it. To me it shows the smallest amount of initiative that a man will go up and politely ask every single person and is on his feet doing it.....

But I might be the only person who thinks so. What do you all think?


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Old 05-30-2018, 09:56 PM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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You think small. My favorite is the bum that hangs out by the atm. Guaranteed at least a 20. Would take forever collecting nickels your way
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:21 PM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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You think small. My favorite is the bum that hangs out by the atm. Guaranteed at least a 20. Would take forever collecting nickels your way

That’s just disrespectful to be by an ATM. You KNOW you’re making people uncomfortable if you’re doing that
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Old 05-30-2018, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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That’s just disrespectful to be by an ATM. You KNOW you’re making people uncomfortable if you’re doing that
You think the average panhandler cares about respect or making people uncomfortable or not ?

The one that was annoying was the guy that tried to ask me for money while waiting in the drive thru . I had been looking down at my phone so it caught me off guard .

I didn’t roll my window down , but you shouldn’t be going up to people’s cars like that .

It’s always bad for business having homeless pandhandlers around . Some people will just avoid going to those places entirely if they know homeless will be hitting them up .
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Old 05-31-2018, 06:04 AM
 
Location: Memphis, Tn ~ U.S.A.
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That’s just disrespectful to be by an ATM. You KNOW you’re making people uncomfortable if you’re doing that
That is the intent. There is no bum code of conduct rulebook
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:44 AM
 
Location: Sylmar, a part of Los Angeles
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I was airing up my tire in a gas station in Van nuys when this bum came up and says "hey man let me do that for you" I say loudly "No" He says "it's cool man let me get that" I say "No go away" He finally left.
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Old 05-31-2018, 09:56 AM
 
Location: Southern California
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I just say NO and then pretend they don't exist.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:11 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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That is the intent. There is no bum code of conduct rulebook


There is for people that are using panhandling to get to another place in life. Some folks want help but also know what it’s like to be a normal person and understand what would make them uncomfortable may not be the best approach
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:15 AM
 
Location: Los Angeles (Native)
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What about another option .. Hand them a gift basket welcoming them to the neighborhood.
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Old 05-31-2018, 10:17 AM
 
Location: Gilbert, Arizona
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What about another option .. Hand them a gift basket welcoming them to the neighborhood.
Maybe it could come with applications to all of the nearby places hiring, some socks, a gallon of water, and a ten dollar gift card to McDonald’s!

That would be helpful
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