homeless bums ought to work - your reply?

Tom Boland (wgcp@earthlink.net)
Wed, 8 Apr 1998 15:37:08 -0700 (PDT)


How would you reply to someone who wrote what follows to HPN?

"I do not live in a BIG city, but I dont live in Mayberry either. We have
our share of homeless people here and I do not like to give them money.

Why? I'm at the gas station filling my car, some guy comes up and asks
for spare change, says that he is hungry. Being in a good mood I give
him some change. When I go to pay for my gas, he's in there buying beer.

Another time, I'm at McDonalds,same thing."I'm hungry, help me out
please". All I have is a check, I tell the guy I will buy him something.
Well, he did'nt want food, he wanted money.

"I am not supporting anybody's booze or drug habit. Another thing I love
is the people holding up "will work for food" signs. GET A JOB.

There are just too many places around here where you can find work doing
something. Anything. It my not be the best job in the world, but guess
what? Your doing something. Now, I am not against the homeless, God knows
it could happen to me, you, anybody, but the people who really do need
the help are getting screwd by the druggies and just plain lazy."

Your reply?  Just curious.--Tom

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