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sea December 5th, 2017 8:16pm

Do beggars on the street use the money for food and necessities or for drugs/booze?

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Think Lovin Life
12/05/17 11:04 pm

I never give them money. I ask them if they’re aware of services that are available and then I donate to reputable nonprofits.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/05/17 4:54 pm

Oh is that what we’re doing this evening? Asking blanket questions?

sea California
12/05/17 6:37 pm

It’s always in fashion

Think Lovin Life
12/05/17 11:02 pm

Moonbeam ... it appears you’re having trouble answering those questions.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/05/17 3:48 pm

I think both. Some also use the money for places to stay overnight.

The strangest story I’ve heard was about a woman who begged outside of a hamburger restaurant, then when people gave her burgers she used them to heat up her sleeping bag.

catpillow Florida West Coast
12/05/17 3:51 pm

Once we went to a Taco Bell on Market street in San Francisco And they accidentally gave us an extra taco. We didn’t want it so brought it outside and laid it down on a bench. It was gone so fast we didn’t even see who got it.

12/05/17 3:27 pm

I gave a homeless guy a sandwich once and he looked upset.

12/05/17 2:37 pm

How can anyone k ow that unless they are indeed a beggar?

sea California
12/05/17 2:52 pm

Well I used to know a guy whose mom helped out with the homeless. He said she would never give them money because she knew they would just use it on drugs.

12/05/17 3:22 pm

Some do, I’m sure. One time at an outside Starbucks, a guy was begging for a dollar for food. So, the guy in front of me said of you are hungry, I’ll give you this bagel I just bought. The beggar refused and got really mad. Then again, I’ve had people in my family ask me for money for food and I didn’t have cash so I took them
To the store and bought a few grocery items for them. I guess you never know.

swervin Maryland
12/05/17 2:18 pm

Don't know and don't care. I don't give them money.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/05/17 4:55 pm

Every now and then you go and sneak in a reasonable comment somewhere. I’m on to you pal, you’re not such a bad guy.

Laserbeam Crazy bird lady
12/05/17 4:58 pm

I can always appreciate a guy who minds his own business, no matter the form. ✌🏻

bringstheeagle Colorado
12/05/17 1:49 pm

I don’t know and I don’t care. I give them the money.

Tariq88 Utah
12/05/17 1:33 pm

It depends on the individual.