There are stores and businesses I truly will not go to because they are so annoying and very aggressive. Should it be outlawed?
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At the same time, that overworked, underpaid person that works for their family should not be subjected to the harassment of a lazy bum that's begging for his next drink or smoke. This is not a management issue.
You would change your mind if you were the one asking for a hand out and being degraded by judgmental people. Since people are generally short-sighted they won't see that the issue is bigger than just being annoyed at a beggar. Too bad we don't see.
Nate: If I were disabled and had to ask for help, it wouldn't be at the corner drive thru. There are places for that. The people I speak of are not disabled. This is not a judgement call. It's a glaring fact. They subject themselves to degradation.
I'm in Akron, Ohio. Not big at all. There is a chain of gas/convenience stores that makes no attempt to stop them because they know these people will spend their proceeds there on beer, lottery or cigarettes. They don't care where money comes from.
I see. Sometimes telling the business owners why you refuse to give them your business will make them change their policies. If it's a large chain, I doubt corporate knows that the local management is letting them bother customers.
In the 1980s, it was in the news that an elderly homeless man was fined $10 for digging in a dumpster. I believe he should have torn up that ticket and thrown it in the cop's face. If he went to jail for it, at least he'd have shelter!
Love it! Very well-said, ptosis.
Say Yes: I agree 100%. But that man's motive was survival and he wasn't stealing. Most in my area are motivated by a can of beer or bottle of wine. Our town is saturated with pantries and meal sites. No one goes hungry.