Why should I respect people who are going around and trying to grift me out of my money?
I've had the following happen:
1. Guy asks me for some money so he can buy food. I offer to talk to a place of his choosing and pay for food. He refuses.
2. Guy asks me for some money for the bus. I offer him a bus token I have on me. He refuses, demands cash.
3. Guy asks me for some money because he and he his wife are stranded and can't pay the garage's repair bill. Says he only needs ten more bucks. I offer to go to the garage with him and cover the ten bucks. He refuses and walks off.
F that. A lot of the homeless out here are con men and also willing to commit crimes when they get a chance. Seeking into a house party and stealing a few items or checking for unlocked doors late at night. During my time in the student ghetto we heard our door handle get slowly turned to see if the door was locked or not at least twice a year. Some of the people here are homeless due to unfortunate circumstances, but sadly I find myself assuming the worst about them. When someone panhandles me I just keep walking. Don't look and don't break stride.