Originally posted by austingoeshard
reply to post by onehuman
yea man homeless people are generally insane assholes.
I know a girl that gave a homeless man some McDonald's coffee and hashbrowns and he threw the coffee on the girl and said, "I WANT MONEY B*TCH"
she was like seven too
That's crazy. I had the exact opposite
happen to me. We had just wrapped filming downtown, i had a car full of equipment (trunk and backseat)
and had to give another guy a ride to his car. This homeless guy came up, complimented me on me hat, and wanted me to take him to get something to
eat. Obviously, i had neither time nor room, so gave him some change, whereupon he cussed me out for giving him money and not taking him to get
something to eat.
Needless to say, I was shocked outta my boots. I explained to him the situation, and even said, "Hey, at least you got some
thing, you should be
grateful." He was still walking down the block cussing and screaming.
Granted, he could have been trying to lure me somewhere to rob me or something, i dunno.
Generally, i will give to homeless people, but not the same person who sits in the same place every day (like this one overweight homeless lady who
everyday holds a sign that says "homeless. hungry." She certainly hasn't missed too many meals).
Then again, there's this other homeless man who always just wants a cup of coffee; that's all he does is walk around and ask people to buy him a cup
And this other woman who always just wants a quarter.
And this other man who says nothing, just sits there with his hat upside on the ground. He nods when you pass (if you look at him), but never says
anything. I think he too escaped from corporate slavery, but i have seen people giving him food, and buying him food, or drinking a soda, which seems
to be what he wants more than anything. That man actually tasted, and relished that soda, like the men working on the roof drinking beer in The
Shawshank Redemption. Sometimes you never really appreciate things until you do not have them.
Oh the things we take for granted with our money and our materialism....
Back to the OP, i think it boils down to laziness. People, i think, at least a large number of Americans, don't want
to work, plain and simple,
if they do not have to (i know i don't, or at least i would rather do what i want to do, work-wise). The guy is correct, why work when he can make
that kinda money just sitting?
A homeless friend of mine, who i help from time to time (i gave him a thermal sleeping bag during the sub-freezing temps of winter) got a job as a
dishwasher. He had that job for a couple of months, i guess, until he quit because of the hypocrisy and bureaucracy in the industry. He, however, has
an advertising degree (so he says) and seems to like where he is compared to the world of corporate slavery and such.
But really, the mental attitude of many people is: if i can make $20 doing nothing, why would i want to have to labor to make it. It's good logic, if
you ask me.
'Course, it doesn't say a whole lot about character.
edit on 9-4-2011 by Liquesence because: (no reason given)