We help people out in our own ways
Usually not those that "beg" for money tho
(and no, can do without lectures or guilt trips)
Like the 2 young guys broke down at a truck stop in need of a hose, but didn't have enough on them.
We watched them when we got there and just before we left, my husband walked over and asked them what was wrong. They had some cash but not enough. So
we gave them the xtra $15 needed to buy new hose.
But you could tell they were in a dire situation, not scammers
Once in a fast food joint (we travel due to work, so we make fast stops along the way)
We saw this lady with her stuff in two plastic bags.
As we were throwing our scraps away, she asked if she could have them.
Never once did she ask for money or free food.....but we bought her a lunch combo and the smile on her face made our day.
Now due to personal issues with trying to help someone out with a drinking issue in the past, there is no way in hell we will support giving someone
money for booze/beer. EVER
Which is a waste of OUR hard earned money
But we help people in our own way when we can, if we have the xtra money on us
Yet it is not our place to give handouts to everyone we see standing on the street corner panhandling.
And after that investigative report we saw a few years back on how many do that as a means of hustling to make money, well we are hesitant now.
Some people need help, yes
But not all of them
edit on 10-1-2016 by snarky412 because: spweeeling