I was going to the store and this kid who i gave 5 dollars about a month ago asked me for money. I said this time when he asked me to buy him a coffee i said my robot answer “Sorry I have no cash on me” even though I did. So he said “Can you put it on your card, it’s only $1.50” I say yes. I bought him his coffee. It felt good this time. Last time I donated $8 to the broke. This time it was only $1.50 and i like the kid, both times he shaked my hands and thank me, he seems cool. But I feel bad he constantly has to stand outside the market asking for money.
You did a good thing.
Beggars cant be choosers. Maybe that’s the only good spot to panhandle
I do stuff like that too. It makes me feel more human.
that’s cool, goyankees. i share food as well. sometimes i leave dirty dishes in the sink for ants. every form of life is significant, methinketh no matter how small, so i’m proud of what i do. i love nature. even as a kid, i used to help squirrels gather nuts from the ground.
Is the kid homeless?
no clue…he went in the other direction after I paid
I used to give people change when they asked for it, but after four years in my current neighborhood I have stopped doing that. Actually I stopped doing that less than a year after moving here. If I gave change (or a cigarette, I’m often asked for that) every time I’m asked for it I would be giving it out left and right. It’s a very poor neighborhood. I work hard for my money, so why should I give it to a panhandler? I avoid stores that allow panhandling to take place out in front of their doors; they don’t deserve my business if they’re going to willingly allow it to happen. Maybe I’ve just become cold toward those people; this neighborhood has made me cold. I just think asking random strangers for change or a cigarette is downright shameless, and I refuse to reward it.
one time I was outside the mall waiting for the bus after spending some of my graduation money on a new pair of boots. this guy said his wallet was stolen and he had no way home or no way to get food so I gave him five bucks. he said thank you and said if I ever want a free meal go to texas roadhouse and he can get me a free steak. I never took him up on his offer but it felt good to help someone. even if maybe he was lying,