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    • omg!maybe they/him/her needs food etc... -- Votes: 77
r a b b i t ™ Bandle City, US, United States 27557 posts
Feb 2nd '13

Been there, done that myself personally so I tend to be extremely sympathetic. We have a dear friend who is a horrible alcoholic and homeless. We invite him over, buy him a few drinks and fix him up a hot meal. You would never believe how much a little kindness, sans judgment, can change the course of their day or week.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Feb 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" It really depends. Usually my thought is mcdonalds is hiring. I get really pissed when I see people with children. I saw one family with a newborn in a car seat it made me sick. "</blockquote>




Over the past December there was a family sitting outside a walmart parking lot with the dad holding a sign saying 'no money for Christmas presents'. They had a little girl with them about. 2 years old. God tugged on my heart and i drove home, wrapped two presents i had planned to put in a toys for tots bin (teaparty set and pretend food set) and took it up there to them. I just hope their little girl enjoyed the gifts :) made me feel super good.

DaniE:) Due June 20 (boy); 2 kids; New Mexico 6932 posts
Feb 2nd '13

see i think to myself how scary it must be to wonder one day to the next where your going to sleep!

Lauralie89 3 kids; Pennsylvania 2244 posts
Feb 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting lovinthem04:</b>" I think "He is probably a Vet" it makes me sad...or I will think "I wonder what has happened in his/her life to get them to this point" :("</blockquote>




That's what I think. I sit there for a minute and wonder "what events in their life have led them to this point?"

r a b b i t ™ Bandle City, US, United States 27557 posts
Feb 2nd '13
Quoting Jennybananna:" It really depends. Usually my thought is mcdonalds is hiring. I get really pissed when I see people with children. I saw one family with a newborn in a car seat it made me sick. "


Many McDonald's, along with other fast food restaurants, are becoming very strict and picky with their hiring practices. Just because they are hiring doesn't mean you can get a job with them.



Around here, you're not qualified to flip a f**king burger there if you have any kind of criminal record, and unfortunately a high percentage of America's homeless population has a record.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11987 posts
Feb 2nd '13

I will not give a homeless person money, however I will buy them food and a few times I went into the 99 cent store and bought $10 worth of food (like crackers, juice boxes, other food that won't go bad) and given them the whole bag. I used to give a man a dollar everytime I saw him near my old job, I had to stop and get gas one day and I watched him climb into the same make and model of car as me (not super expensive, I drive a 2005 VW Passat) and pull out an IPhone and start counting money. I was pissed and am admittedly jaded now.

Jennybananna 2 kids; Gilbert, AZ, United States 25079 posts
Feb 2nd '13
Quoting Rabbit
--K-- 2 kids; Romania 3189 posts
Feb 2nd '13

Generally I think new friend lol.
I like homeless people as long as I don't get bad vibes I'll spend my time with them. Maybe offer food or when I smoked I'd hand out my cigs.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Feb 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" I will not give a homeless person money, however I will buy them food and a few times I went into the ... [snip!] ... expensive, I drive a 2005 VW Passat) and pull out an IPhone and start counting money. I was pissed and am admittedly jaded now."</blockquote>



Aw that is upsetting. People like that make ot hard for decent people who hve fallen on hrd times to try to climb back up. Try not to be jaded. There are genuine people who would sincerely appreciate any form of help. It's sad peope take advantge of hardworking people like that guy.

Monsters² Mom Due August 16; 2 kids; 4 angel babies; Lemon, .., Yemen 5492 posts
Feb 2nd '13

Honestly I just hope they don't walk up to me. I am always with my daughter and have pretty bad anxiety about people trying to take her, not that I'm saying a homeless person would steal her, but just in general.



I've had a few bad experiences with homeless people that have made me very wary to trust them.

meyanson 3 kids; 3 angel babies; Washington 16241 posts
Feb 2nd '13

Generally I just feel sad for them and ask if they'd like me to get them something at the nearest food place. Once I talked with this really sweet woman who had a dog(2 actually but her fiancee had the other with him) they moved her to start new, but ended up not finding work and living in their van. ANYWAY, Charlotte helped me bring the food, she got to pet her sweet dog, and I got to chat a bit with the nice woman. They're people too, and I think talking with them and giving them food is better than just handing them money.

Mama Rice 34 kids; North Las Vegas, Nevada 11987 posts
Feb 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" I will not give a homeless person money, however ... [snip!] ... people who would sincerely appreciate any form of help. It's sad peope take advantge of hardworking people like that guy."</blockquote>



Like I said I will go buy them a meal, when it has been cold out I have bought them a scarf, gloves, and a hat, in the summer a baseball cap and 2 big bottles of water. But I am not comfortable handing money over still, I know it may not be fair that one a*****e burned all of them but it really jaded me.

[JadeLee] 1 child; Minnesota 12190 posts
Feb 2nd '13

I am a little late but once I swung by the drive through to get someone a hot meal and handed it to them and they set it on the ground and held the sign back up.
I would never give them money, but I would give them other things, I guess next time I will get a gift card, lol.



I feel sorry for them and want to give them a hot meal, I never assume addict.
We had a lady hanging out in a snow bank by our house with her dog. The police could not get her to go with them, it seemed like she feared for her dog, so they cuddled back up in the snow bank. This was a day when it was 30 below.



If I didn't have DD I would have offered her a night at my house with her dog. It seemed like someone must have because my neighbor brought her somewhere.

Vitameatavegamin 19 kids; League City, Texas 5829 posts
Feb 2nd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Mama Rice:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting Lady GooGoo™:</b>" <blockquote><b>Quoting ... [snip!] ... not comfortable handing money over still, I know it may not be fair that one a*****e burned all of them but it really jaded me."</blockquote>




I can totally understand that, and if theyre genuine about needing help, they should appreciate whatever they get. I feel weird about giving straight money also. But if i have a few bucks i will give it to them

user banned California 36390 posts
Feb 3rd '13

<blockquote><b>Quoting Jennybananna:</b>" They made choices that put them in that situation. Yes I know there are exceptions and sometimes people ... [snip!] ... on is none of my business. The poll asked what we thought and I was very honest in my reply as to what my first thought was. "</blockquote>




They made the choice to be homeless? You are just astounding me withbyour crazy statements.