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How do you handle street people asking for money?

Discussion in 'Rants and Raves' started by Chili Palmer2, Feb 17, 2019.

  1. Chili Palmer2

    Chili Palmer2 New Member

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    I was born & raised in South Austin, been here for 54 years. Growing up we didn't have homeless/street people as we see now but we did have hobos passing thru. My experiences were with train hoppers since we lived close to a train track. These folk, mostly men, would come up to the house and ask to speak to my parents. They would politely ask for water and/or a meal but offered to do some work in exchange. The work could be raking leaves, picking up workshop trash, splitting wood or just a good conversation with my parents. Now, for the most part, it's a sorry lot of liars-druggies-drunks-lazies that take advantage of one of Austin's mistakes: allowing/protecting them with little demands from them. When they try to hit me up, I try not to acknowledge them, say no or wave them off.
     


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  2. vmax

    vmax TGT Addict TGT Supporter

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    I never keep cash in my wallet
    It just stays in my from pocket

    So when they approach me, and give their best heart felt story-lie, I tell them I feel sorry for them and genuinely want to help and I tell them they can have all the cash in have in my wallet

    Then I fish around for it, get it out, take my time ...(their mouth is watering by now) and when I open it and show them I dont have any I just say.."I guess it just ain't your lucky day"
     
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  3. GMK

    GMK New Member

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    Just A solid spoken "NO" !
     
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  4. TxStetson

    TxStetson Usually Here TGT Supporter Lifetime Member

    I just say I don’t have any cash on me and I keep walking.
     
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  5. DoubleDuty

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    Sorry can't help
     
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  6. AustinN4

    AustinN4 TGT Addict

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    ^^ This
     
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  7. Bithabus

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  8. TreyG-20

    TreyG-20 TGT Addict

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    I ask them before they ask me if they have anything they can spare.
     
  9. baboon

    baboon TGT Addict

    It's as if they read my mind or face, knowing I see them as human waste in need of flushing. They tend to give me a once over & move on.
     
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  10. Southpaw

    Southpaw BIRD TRUTHER TGT Supporter

    I've had the same experience. I've had beggars ask the person before me, skip over me and ask the next person coming up. :p
     


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