View Full Version : Panhandler/Beggar Conspiracy ?

09-04-2006, 08:45 AM
Post your view on panhandlers/beggars here.
How do I handle these people?
Some don't take No for an answer.

I responded to one guy
"OK, do you have change for a
hundred dollar bill?" He didn't.

I told another, "yes I have change and
you ain't gettin any."

Most seem able-bodied to me.

On the other hand poor people are supposed to be helped.

There are an army of these beggars
here in Vancouver. They're everywhere.

I gave one guy $10.00 and he ran off.
My friends told me that's because he ran
off to buy drugs.

Tourism now being negatively affected,
because pandhandlers harrass everyone.

09-05-2006, 12:12 AM
They wouldn't be doing it if it didn't pay. A recent encounter was in a major city... an older man wearing dark clothing, wearing "black" sunglasses, a top hap, carrying a cane in one hand and a black box in the other. This box just had a slot for people to put money into. I watched him take off his disguise and use the money to do come grocery shopping. He wasn't blind at all. I was surprised by my own reaction. I wasn't angry. He went through all the trouble to come up with a gimmick that worked. I knew it was obviously wrong but I just laughed.