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Updated on Wednesday, July 11, 2012

#760

Overheard:

Plaza Hobo: Ma'am, spare some change?
Girl: Here sir, I'll give you the number of fucks I give...oh wait that's none. Sorry

13 comments

  1. He's so creepy though! Always coming up to the same people to ask for change. =___="

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  2. I can deal with homeless people. But that guy's just rude beyond belief. I mean, he goes into Subway and bugs everyone while they're standing in line or sitting eating their food. That's really not nice.

    It's also not nice of the Subway people NOT to kick him out.

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  3. Ugh, isn't there a no soliciting rule in the plaza or something?

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  4. I bought the guy a samosa once. It cost like $1.50.
    If he's legitimately looking for food then he can get more than he needs, as long as nobody ever him money then he should stop asking eventually. It sucks that homeless people often have mental problems though, I don't know what to do about that.

    That girl sounds like an awful person.

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  5. That piece of shit has been panhandling (not necessarily homeless) since I began at UW. That was over 3 years ago.

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  6. My friends and I offered to get him food but he was like "No, I need cash ma'am" Obviously he wanted to buy booze and drugs, not actually looking for food if he declined our offer FOR food.

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  7. It's wrong to judge when they ask for money. Giving money allows that person to stop being invisible, even for just 5 minutes, and gives them power to spend that money they way they want.

    It's not charity if you dictate the terms of your generosity, i.e.. "I'll give you food..."

    Acknowledge that by giving them some money, you are giving them the gift of not being invisible and having some small iota of power and control in their lives, that they can decide how to spend that money, rather than feel your judgement that you know better then them about what they need.

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  8. ^^ So when they take the money they lied to you about needing for 'food' and spend it on drugs / alcohol, it is justified because they can feel 'visible' until they beg for money again?

    fool

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  9. @10: I'd like to kindly disagree. Giving money to a homeless person is like giving a chance for them to hurt themselves more, i.e. buy drugs or alcohol. It is completely justifiable to judge when they ask for money, because it is YOUR money, and if they use it to buy drugs, you pretty much indirectly bought drugs for them which I am assuming is something you don't want to do with your money. What a a homeless person needs is the necessities of life (i.e. food), not 'some small iota of power and control in their lives'.

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  10. I usually give some money to panhandlers, but these guys pissed me off because I'd typically walk by them 4 or 5 times a day going to and from class, and every time they'd ask me for money. You'd think they'd at least try to remember who gave them something.

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