... and isn't it strangely funny how most of those panhandlers/beggars are either talking on a cell phone, or smoking a cigarette simultaneously as they're holding up their "money pleading" signs. Hmmm... wonder how they can afford to have a cellphone and/or cigarettes.
Seems to me that the citizens who are sympathetic enough to throw those pandhandlers/beggars money are simply paying for those cellphones/cigarettes.
Louis Winthorpe III<quoted text>
Vicki, you sound like you may be one of the few honest ones, and I wish you the best of luck.
Unfortunately, the majority of the panhandlers seem to be dishonest and/or scammers; especially the ones that hang out at the shopping lots like Walmart, Kmart, JC Mall, etc. I recently gave a few dollars to a panhandler over at the Walmart entrance. She (the panhandler) said she needed the money for gas, food & necessities. Shortly thereafter, I saw her get into a car with a few other people (other panhandlers?) and they were all smoking cigarettes & yacking on their cell phones. I was pissed off! My contribution wasn't meant for the panhandler to finance her cell phone/cigarettes.
No I refuse to even give a nickel to any pandhandler... not one!
Probably 9 out of 10 of them are scamming, dishonest people... and that ruins it for the good ones that you seem to be. You can blame those scamming panhandlers for hindering your needs.