Dana - posted on 08/04/2009 ( 25 moms have responded )
Today while leaving the store I saw a guy, probably 18-20 standing by the road with a sign that said, "Traveling and hungry, anything you can give will help. I slowed down to read it but was quickly past him. I sat about thirty feet past him and thought. Is he for real, is he some local kid who wants money for drugs, is he just lazy? I sat there with 4 cars behind me waiting while I yelled "Hey" and hung a $5 dollar bill out the passenger side window. My conscience wouldn't let me drive away wondering, what IF he's hungry. I hoped my son sitting in his car seat and the fact that my car is 15 yrs old would weigh on his conscience is he was bullshitting me. I'm a sucker for everyone who's asking for money from the kids selling candy to go on a trip or team uniform's to women's shelters and veterans. I usually just give them the money and tell them to keep what they're selling for the next person. I even will stand there and listen to someone tell me why they want an issue on the ballot or their name on the ballot and they need so many signatures, I always sign, wether I agree or not. Do you give to causes? Do you think too many people are asking for money? What do you think of panhandlers?