When I worked up in Columbus, OH. I probably had given away over $3000 in just 1 year to the homeless. The main reason was because back then, I was
making over $40 an hour and just always had extra money.
Plus the homeless were unavoidable in that area where my old job was. I always looked at it as I would just spend it on something stupid anyways, so
why not give it to the beggars.
Well, 1 year was all I could do. The very same people I gave hundred of dollars to, decided to mug me. I was stabbed 4 times. This could of been
avoided, but at the time, all of my coworkers were ex-cons and after working side by side with them for years, I grew quite an "I'm indestructible"
But that's just the beginning of what happened! This is how I got stabbed. That day, I had a sugar craving, so I went down to McDonalds to grab a
sweet tea during one of our breaks. I still had plenty of time left on my break, so I decided to just pull over into the parking lot, and go over some
paperwork while enjoying my sweet tea.
I saw two familiar homeless people walking up to my car. Since I thought I knew them, I instantly rolled my window down with a big smile on my face. I
figured they were just coming up to bum a cigarette or a bit of cash again.
Well, as soon as the first one got close, he whipped out a knife and stabbed me in the shoulder. Being full of myself, I busted the door open and
attacked him. After getting stabbed 3 more times, I couldn't get off the ground.
They let me live for some reason, however the McDonald's manager, who witnessed it all and ran outside, wasn't so lucky. The other homeless man, who
was just watching it all go down, pulled out a gun and shot him. He died right there.
I crawled out into the main road after that and after about what seemed like hours (was actually about 25 minutes), someone finally stopped to help
Ever since that day, I haven't helped a homeless person since. I have since then lost my job there (they were an international company who had to
pull out of my state due to all of their projects/contracts pulling out, well, saying they had no money to pay our company anymore). They did manage
to get a no-profit job just to keep everyone employed, but it only took 1 month in for that one to pull out as well.
So now I live 3 hours from Columbus, back into my hometown.
The picture below is of our local homeless man, caught just last week in wal-mart buying a flat screen tv.
Here is a picture of his reaction when asked about how he was enjoying his new flat screen.
My point being. Use extreme caution when dealing with the homeless and take whatever they say their story is with a grain of salt. I for one, learned
my lesson the hard way.