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Giving money to the people who ask?
Posted 8/29/15
So this may be a 'ify topic but i dont personally care *coughs* now back to the subject

if you were walking and you KNOW you have spare change on you wouldn't you just end up giving
someone who ask's for it? , like for an example : women has two kids and not enough money
to get on the bus , and you had the EXACT amount of change it took to ride the bus?
*where i am from its 1.75 - 2.00*

Back to the subject , if she asked
would you give it to her or not?

but the spin is...you really wanted to buy that really refreshing drink that cost's the exact same amount you have
and the exact same amount she needs.

- tell me your answers -
and keep the BS away (:
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Posted 8/29/15
Depends on the day honestly. I work in NYC and am asked for money at least 5 times a day, i have a low paying entry level job....I often do give people change, but definitely not overtime. I'd probably more likely give if they had kids because its not the kids fault they're in that type of situation. That refreshing drink...It will be gone in a second and really wouldn't affect my decision.
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Posted 8/29/15
First of all if there is someone in need i'll help them and i always put others before me.

Second i hardly ever give money to beggars since i find it hard to trust people and i don't want to fuel peoples addictions. What i mostly do though is go buy them something to eat that way i know the money was rightfully spent instead of it being used on drugs or alcohol.
Posted 8/29/15



i hardly ever give money to beggars

by beggars i actually ment people who ask for it but use it for good use haha

i tend to just give it to people . if i dont have it , i get it & come back and give it up , but if they
aren't there anymore i tend to feel sad i guess :/
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Yes, I would give her money for bus fare. I could be in same situation one day and might need help, and would appreciate someone helping me out. Karma.
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Posted 8/29/15 , edited 8/29/15
I don't know who can be trusted and my generosity has been abused many times. I don't even have that much money to begin with, so I don't feel that bad when I decide to save it.

The last time I gave was when a poor-looking guy in front of a grocery store asked me. I offered to buy him something to eat or drink instead and he took me up on it so I bought him two cans. At the register when I bought the cans, he started asking me if he could also get this or that and a million other things. I told him to watch it (but still got him the drinks since it was only like $3.50) and he shut up. Later, after I was done getting my own things, the clerk told me he refunded what I got him to buy lottery scratchers or something. She gave me some free stuff so the undertaking wasn't a total loss, but it was still quite a blow that even people that seem needy could just be freeloading from you. I haven't given any handouts for several months now.

I no longer give to the people who ask everyone who pass them unless I'm in a really good mood or they seem like they REALLY need it. If it's an able-bodied person, I'm way less likely to help. It's not like I'm responsible for them being in that position so I don't feel obligated to give. I only give when I'm feeling especially optimistic, which is actually pretty rare.

Even the buying food thing can go wrong. I was with one of my friends when someone asked her for money and she offered to buy him food. He said okay so we went inside to buy food. When we came back out, he was nowhere in sight and we had food we didn't want. The clerk gave my friend a refund and let her give back the food.
Posted 8/29/15
Something like this happened to me while i was at work. some homeless dude asked me for money and i had $2.00 in change that i was going to use to buy a drink but i gave it to him instead and he was so happy he gave me a hug and it made me feel pretty good to put a smile on someones face and he looked trustworthy so hopefully he didnt use it for something bad
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Posted 8/29/15

ignitingmemories wrote:




i hardly ever give money to beggars

by beggars i actually ment people who ask for it but use it for good use haha

i tend to just give it to people . if i dont have it , i get it & come back and give it up , but if they
aren't there anymore i tend to feel sad i guess :/

The thing is i don't if they will put it to good use. I don't know if when i give them money they'll just use it for drugs or alcohol. Now if instead i buy them food like i said i know my money didn't go to waste.
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Posted 8/29/15
Look, I used to do things this way. I really, honest to God did. Then someone took my money after a brief speech about Christian morality imposing a duty to help this person get home, and promptly after they crossed the street and I couldn't reach them they called out proudly that they were going to spend my money at a fast food restaurant when they'd insisted it was a way home to their desperate family.

My fury lives on to this day. That was a disgusting act of treason.
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Posted 8/29/15

BlueOni wrote:

Look, I used to do things this way. I really, honest to God did. Then someone took my money after a brief speech about Christian morality imposing a duty to help this person get home, and promptly after they crossed the street and I couldn't reach them they called out proudly that they were going to spend my money at a fast food restaurant when they'd insisted it was a way home to their desperate family.

My fury lives on to this day. That was a disgusting act of treason.


People like that are not only freeloaders, but also "that idiot that ruins things for everyone." It's infuriating when people do things like that when they are able-bodied enough to do something else.
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Morbidhanson wrote:

People like that are not only freeloaders, but also "that idiot that ruins things for everyone." It's infuriating when people do things like that when they are able-bodied enough to do something else.


This is part of why I'm so behind social democracy: so I can tell those folks "The government grocery is just down the road. Piss off."
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Posted 8/29/15
To answer your question, yes. I would give the lady the money she needed to board the bus with her children. I've once brought a monthly pass for a disabled person who had their pass stolen while buying my own monthly pass. I had ask the clerk why the person in front of me was upset and they had told me that their pass was stolen and the bus company could not replace the stolen pass. They had to purchase a new pass which they could not since it was provided to them by the state (or something like that). I looked at the person and saw the devastation on their face and told to clerk I would also buy their pass. The person was happy, the clerk was shocked. To this day, I know I made the right decision.
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Posted 8/29/15
I mean I won't give away more than like $15, and thats pushing it a little. I only give it to those who really need it or friends who I know will pay me back
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Posted 8/29/15
I don't have spare change, I have spare snacks.
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