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What is the first thing that comes to mind when you see a....

...person on the street holding a cardboard sign asking for money or food?

 
Renee3K

Asked by Renee3K at 1:54 PM on Apr. 6, 2011 in Money & Work

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Answers (14)
  • Wondered what happen t them for them to get to that point
    mommy_of_two388

    Answer by mommy_of_two388 at 1:55 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Scam is what I think. Saw it first hand in Chicago people begging and it turned out they lived in a high rise Apartment and lived better than I did from begging alone. Always look at the details of beggars. If the person is wearing $200 gym shoes it's not someone in need
    vbruno

    Answer by vbruno at 1:56 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Sadly,I wonder why they aren't looking for work. No one likes being underpaid but I for one would rather do day labor or work fast food than hold a sign. Then I wonder what else is going on that might prevent them from doing so,then the light turns green.
    thecoffeefairy

    Answer by thecoffeefairy at 1:58 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • drug addict
    mamacita69930

    Answer by mamacita69930 at 1:55 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • Nothing goes through my head.
    gemgem

    Answer by gemgem at 1:55 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • depends on what they look like. Different thoughts come to mind based on how they are dressed, how they are behaving, how clean they are, etc.

    Anonymous

    Answer by Anonymous at 1:56 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • "What a boring job".
    UpSheRises

    Answer by UpSheRises at 1:56 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • In my town,a woman who's faking having fibromyalgia so she doesn't have to work. She'd rather stand on a street corner all day holding a sign and live in a hotel. All our charities have tried to help her. She turned them down.
    butterflyblue19

    Answer by butterflyblue19 at 1:57 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • It makes me sad, but I don't give to them - I donate to the needy in other ways.
    missanc

    Answer by missanc at 1:57 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

  • I hope they ate????
    KFree907

    Answer by KFree907 at 1:57 PM on Apr. 6, 2011

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