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Hard to believe some people

broskisrbbroskisr Posts: 52
edited 06/11/2012 - 8:34 AM in Water Cooler
So tonight I was stopping by Walgreens to pick up some meds and this lady who looked to be in her 50's is in a wheel chair rolling down the entrance to their parking lot. As I start to pass her she starts waving her hands to get my attn. I stopped and rolled down the window and she starts telling me " I dont have any family here and I am hungry and I dont get food stamps, etc". So I told her that I would be glad to buy her some food if she came in Walgreens with me and told me what she wanted. She then said " I dont have electricity to cook she could just run accross the street and get a hot meal from Wendy's". I said ok meet me at Wendys and I will buy you a hot meal. I get done at Walgreens and go accross the street to Wendys where she is waiting in her wheel chair. I said ok lets go in, She then refused to go in and said she just wanted me to give her money. I just shook my head and walked away. I swear ya try to help some people and they just make it where ya dont want to offer help anyone. I know not everyone is like that but people like that its hard to feel sorry for.


  • I made the mistake of giving a homeless person a dollar long ago when I was a teen. The guy instantly darted for the nearest kiosk and bought himself a few loose cigarettes.

    From there I learned never to give out cash. My family and I were eating at Burger King and a man came up to us saying he hasn't eaten. I knew he told the truth because my husband went to the cashier and bought him a super size combo meal. He was very grateful that we bought him food and for also doing it in a dignified manner. My DH paid for it and told them which table to take the food to.

    Yeah, you have to be careful these days because you don't want to give cash to a drug addict for example and enable the person in his disease.
  • dilaurodilauro ConnecticutPosts: 9,846
    for those that are not as fortunate as many of us.
    I have never believe in handouts. My stand is that people have to work for their income.
    Even those that have so many spinal problems, can in one way or another earn a living.
    Its those that do not do a thing, but expect the world to hand them a golden platter is what bothers me.
    Ron DiLauro Spine-Health System Administrator
    I am not a medical professional. I comment on personal experiences
    You can email me at: rdilauro@veritashealth.com
  • Ron, that irritates me a lot too. People who don't even want to try, who are able bodied, who are just content living off public assistance without plans or inclination to get off. It is there to help people who really need it. That is it.
  • I told my wife about this today and she said she saw the same lady the other day walking and pushing the wheel chair, begging for money.
  • Several off ramps are very popular. They are the same people at them. They just rotate around. They don't want food or a job. They have a job. They are doing it. Begging. They just want cash.
  • j.howiejj.howie Brentwood, Ca., USAPosts: 1,730
    A couple of weeks ago a man was in a shopping center with a sign, homeless need money, I pointed to a sign that said Help wanted. He flipped me off. o.k.
    A few days later, I was buying gas and a man told me he ran ot of gas on the way to a job interveiw. Could you lend me some money. I gave him 2 bucks. He said he couldn't buy enough gas with 2 bucks. So I gave him 2 more. I watched him go to a car and speed over to a store on the other cornner, that sells booze.
    I'd rather just keep donating to Americas' second harvest. Where 97% of the money I donate goes to FEED the hungry!
    Good luck, Jim
    Click my name to see my Medical history
    You get what you get, not what you deserve......I stole that from Susan (rip)
    Today is yours to embrace........ for tomorrow, who knows what might be starring you in the face!
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