Do you give.... - GM Forum - Buick, Cadillac, Chev, Olds, GMC & Pontiac chat


Lounge For casual talk about things unrelated to General Motors. In other words, off-topic stuff. And anything else that does not fit Section Description.

Reply
 
 
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 04-27-2008, 09:02 AM   #1
Senior Member
True Car Nut
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Jan 2005
Location: Montevideo, MN MWBF '05, '06, '07 WCBF '06 '07 survivor
Posts: 3,882
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sonoma_zr2 is on a distinguished road
Default Do you give....

to professional panhandlers?

http://www.breitbart.tv/html/84523.html
sonoma_zr2 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 12:14 PM   #2
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bountiful, UT
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
grandprix104 is on a distinguished road
Default

Ha! thats my local news. Its a really big problem around here.
grandprix104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 12:21 PM   #3
Senior Member
Certified Car Nut
 
dbeast420's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: My reclining computer chair
Posts: 11,269
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
dbeast420 is on a distinguished road
Default

If you've got a sign in your hand asking for money..........


Keep on walking
dbeast420 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 12:33 PM   #4
Senior Member
Certified GM nut
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: burb of detroit. 2 miles north of 8 mile Rd.
Posts: 2,028
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
samueljackson is on a distinguished road
Default

if they are missing a limb, i will sometimes give them my change.

if they have two arms, and two legs, all i do tell them to get a job. i dont have much sympathy for them. because in the long run it is them and only them that put, and kept them in the situation they are in.
samueljackson is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 12:40 PM   #5
Senior Member
Posts like a 4 Banger
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Bountiful, UT
Posts: 127
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
grandprix104 is on a distinguished road
Default

Sometimes people'* lives crash and burn and often you cant blame them for getting into that kind of mess, BUT your right the only one keeping them there is there own mind. I feel bad about it but money is most definately not going to fix thier problems. I remember my mom made a nice sandwich for a hobo once. When she gave it to him he spat at her and threw it in her face! She isn't so sympathetic anymore.
grandprix104 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 01:16 PM   #6
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Purgatory
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
Bonneville92V688 is on a distinguished road
Default

I don't give money to hobos. For the fact is, if they are asking for money to get food, they just want that money for booze or drugs. Ask them if they want something to eat, if they refuse, walk away. That'* what I do when we are in Cleveland.

Personally, I am not thrilled at walking around and handing hard earned money to lazy asses that won't walk themselves into a grocery store and get a job as a stock boy.
Bonneville92V688 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 01:22 PM   #7
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Sep 2004
Location: Farmington, Minnesota =MWBF '05 SURVIVOR= =CEBF '06 SURVIVOR= =August '06 COTM=
Posts: 9,130
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
LakevilleSSEi is on a distinguished road
Default

There was a thing about them on the News up here in MN a while ago.....

I guess that some of them were making $50-$60K/year.
LakevilleSSEi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 02:09 PM   #8
Senior Member
True Car Nut
 
Join Date: Aug 2004
Location: In your garage, swipin' da lug nutz
Posts: 3,067
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
sandrock is on a distinguished road
Default

I only give to them if certain criteria are met. If there are children in tow (I've seen that a few times), or if they really look like hell. Clean shaven, not all that dirty, decent shoes, and/or a nice sign from a nice black marker on cardboard that'* pretty crisp is a dead giveaway.

Around these parts, the ones that really need it are the ones that don't advertise. Something few people know about me is that I actually WAS a statistic after my divorce and discharge from the service. And though I could have desperately used generosity, I was too proud to accept it.
sandrock is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 03:12 PM   #9
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
jwakamud is on a distinguished road
Default

i never give to panhandlers. i will give rides to people who are trying to get somewhere and i regularly volunteer around here. but dont ask me for money. i work hard for my money, and i dont believe anyone who has a sign like that. id sooner believe the father of lies than one of those people.

i will never give money to panhandlers.

that said, i was at a japanese restaurant about a month ago with my fiancee and two friends. as were going out to the parking lot, a guy comes up to us and asked for a couple of dollars for "something to eat" -- so i said "lets just cut out the middleman" and gave him our leftovers. there was easily enough left to feed four people for a meal. i wish id stayed around long enough to see what he did with it.
jwakamud is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2008, 04:21 PM   #10
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2002
Posts: 0
Thanks: 0
Thanked 0 Times in 0 Posts
2000SilverBullet is on a distinguished road
Default

I never give them money but I usually give them food. When I'm travelling I take my doggy bag from the restaurant and give it away. They are always very appreciative, even for a half eaten burger.
2000SilverBullet is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Give You Supercharged Engine What it Wants! SuperchargedFury General GM Chat 150 03-14-2008 05:12 PM
New pics, clean, clear corners...(56k I give you my regards) Ryan Your Ride: GM Pictures & Videos 24 02-22-2006 09:45 PM
Ladies and Gentlemen, I give you, THE FIRST BC POST! macho_mike21 General GM Chat 18 08-04-2005 12:41 PM
Songs that give you goosebumps Goat Head Stew Lounge 38 06-23-2005 12:42 AM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 09:48 AM.


We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.