Do you ever have strangers walk up to you and ask for money? I live in small-town America and, up until 6 months ago, I never have...then it started.
I've been asked for anything from $0.50 to $2.00 by quite a few people. Most of them were in Wal-Mart's parking lot saying they didn't have the money for diapers or the bus or milk. One of them was outside a restaurant because they didn't have enough money for a tip. One was at a gas station saying they didn't have enough gas to get home. Yesterday was at a grocery store by a grandmother saying that she didn't want to disappoint her granddaughter because she didn't have the money for a bag of M&M's.
Sometimes I give, sometimes I don't. Honestly it really just depends on my mood at the moment.
But seriously, what the heck? I'm starting to think that I have a "PLEASE ASK ME FOR MONEY" sign taped to my back or something.
Answer by Ballad at 6:21 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
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Answer by butterflyblue19 at 6:06 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
This is a sad sign of our current economy. I have given to pan handlers in the City but have never been approached yet while shopping where I live. I am so worried that the economy will even worsen & many more will resort to actions out of despair. This is a very bad sign.
Answer by ILovemyPaulie at 6:10 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
I see people by the roads or entrances to stores holding signs, but can't remember the last time I've personally been approached. I rarely have cash on me, so I'm not lying when I tell them I'm broke :/ Even if I did have some cash on me, I'm pretty leery of strangers & wouldn't give them any $ anyways. I have charities I donate to & know there is help out there for folks who need it.
Answer by mrsmom110 at 6:13 PM on Jan. 29, 2013
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