COULD YOU MAKE A LIVING PANHANDLING?
I heard on the news last night where some guy actually made $23,000 last year panhandling. Students do it, drunks do it, druggies do it, people just down on their luck do it - does it depend on the city you're in, could YOU make a living panhandling?? ~snell
I am tired of all the panhandlers I see begging for money on the
street corner. Why do these people do this? The panhandlers stand
there with their sign that reads, “Will Work for Food” or “Out of Work
Vietnam Veteran”. If they are looking for work, then why are they standing on a street corner with a can begging?
When was the last time that you got a job from standing alongside the
street? What panhandlers really want is to scam us out of our hard
earned cash. They are freeloaders and it makes me mad!
Get a job and stop panhandling!
I am seriously thinking about making my own sign. It will read, “Get a
Job!” I will hold it up in my car window whenever I see a panhandler
with their sign. I know this doesn’t seem very politically correct, but
this is America and I have the same freedom to express myself as these
freeloaders have in begging. My message to the panhandlers is that the best way for them to solve their problems is to go to work.
I have to work to support my family and I think the panhandlers should
work too. There are plenty of jobs available if you are willing to
work. The probably is that these people are lazy. They have found that
they can swindle honest, hard-working people out of their money for far
less effort than what it would take if they got a job. They should
apply their time and creative effort in a serious endeavor, then I’m
sure they could make more money than what they make panhandling.
The stories of panhandlers don’t usually pan out.
I guess what really burns me is that the sad stories panhandlers tell are usually lies. They use guilt to prey upon our good natures. I hate the idea of being scammed. However, I seriously want to help someone that needs it. How do you tell the difference? Unfortunately, I think it is impossible. Their lies are so good and so complete I think they
sometimes start believing them. This is the dilemma each of us faces
when we run into one of these people on the street. Do we give them
money knowing we are probably getting swindled or do we pass on by and
feel the guilt?
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