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VolsOut4Harambe
Atlanta Braves Fan
Atlanta, GA
Member since Sep 2017
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Do you feel sorry for bums on the street?

I don't at all. The only way I feel when I get approached for money is annoyed.

I normally fill up on fuel at the Costco by my office, but was very low on gas the other day and had to stop at a local station to put maybe a gallon in. Of course, a bum approached me mumbling mostly incoherently but managed to spit out something about needing $2.50 for gas (yet my car was the only one in the station). I declined and he proceeded to scream at me, calling me a "racist motherfricker." I told him I wouldn't give him my money if he was white either.

I see the same two bums every afternoon on the way home from work at the intersection of Boulevard St. and Freedom Pkwy in Atlanta.

With the current job market, there is no excuse to be on the street. These people could make exponentially more money with half the time spent working a job at Walmart or McDonald's as opposed to begging on the street and playing in traffic.


GEAUXT
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Not at all


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Gifman
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Not if they annoy me in any way.


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LSUBoo
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Not in the least.


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LSUBoo
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Member since Mar 2006
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quote:

These people could make exponentially more money with half the time spent working a job at Walmart or McDonald's as opposed to begging on the street and playing in traffic.


That's probably not true, unfortunately.


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RogerTheShrubber
LSU Fan
Juneau, AK
Member since Jan 2009
217640 posts

A few. Ones that are severely mentally ill and have no one.

The rest, nah.


greygoose
Auburn Fan
Member since Aug 2013
9201 posts

When I was station in San Diego, way back in 1992, me and a buddy walked to the nearest place to buy a carton of cigerrettes. Two bum approached us as we were leaving, asking us for a pack, and one tried to win us over by saying he was in the Navy in the past. I told him that he should've stayed in, and keep walking.

Drug addict liars.


Gaggle
Atlanta Braves Fan
Member since Oct 2021
3998 posts

Nope. Stop sitting here begging me. Go chase the trains and be a traveling hobo drifter foraging on your own. I could respect that.


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Saskwatch
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I don't at all. The only way I feel when I get approached for money is annoyed


I do for some of them but I don't donate.

Regardless of how they may have ended up in that situation living on the street is a desperate way of life and a sign that someone has just given up control.

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These people could make exponentially more money with half the time spent working a job at Walmart or McDonald's


Would Walmart or McD's hire someone who shows up to work every day off the street and smells like complete arse?
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Whoever is kind to the poor lends to the Lord, and he will reward them for what they have done.


LSU Grad Alabama Fan
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quote:


When I was station in San Diego, way back in 1992, me and a buddy walked to the nearest place to buy a carton of cigerrettes. Two bum approached us as we were leaving, asking us for a pack, and one tried to win us over by saying he was in the Navy in the past. I told him that he should've stayed in, and keep walking.



Damn, ya'll were some cheap asses. Cigarettes were so cheap back then, plus you got them tax free on base.


theRealJesseD
Member since Nov 2021
715 posts

No and whats worse is the newest thing Ive seen around my area - young immigrant families with Mom and Dad begging for money at intersections with signs saying ' hungry family needs help' or something while their kids play with toys next to them.

Go get a damn job, DAD. You are just raising future beggers
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mjthe
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Member since Oct 2020
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No.


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SixthAndBarone
Tampa Bay Rays Fan
Member since Jan 2019
4288 posts

With all of the help available out there, I don’t feel sorry for anyone on the street not working to get off.


danilo
Member since Nov 2008
15778 posts

Generally no. I guess some do have mental issue and no support family at all though, that is sad.


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Emteein
LSU Fan
Baton Rouge
Member since Jun 2011
3472 posts

the ones that are clearly having some kind of psychotic episode, yes. The able bodied people, who a lot of time look pretty clean and healthy, no.


LSUcdro
USA Fan
THE Livingston Parish
Member since Sep 2009
10764 posts

Do I feel sorry for people walking up and down a curb with a cardboard sign after I just left work for the day...No, I do not.

I feel sorry for their dogs


NatalbanyTigerFan
LSU Fan
On the water somewhere
Member since Oct 2007
7330 posts

Not one bit.

Rode to lunch with my BIL years ago and he orders 2 extra cheeseburgers, a french fry and coke.

Tried to give it to the "homeless" guy by the interstate and he screamed out "I don't want this fricking shit, you motherfricker" Give me $20!!

frick all of those people!!


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WG_Dawg
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81273 posts
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f Boulevard St. and Freedom Pkwy


got damn I'd strap up over that way. Got a buddy that used to live on Hogue street right there off boulevard back in the day. Then they moved a block down the street into a place off the jackson st bridge. I'd hate to live in that area


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