Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Who has money??

I could be wrong - but aren't there government programs and funding for those who are deaf?
Are there not jobs and companies that can and do hire deaf people?
Is there not something for them to do besides beg for money?

And I'm not sure those people really were deaf anyway.

I was in Wal-Mart today and two people came up to me asking me for money who were apparently deaf. They held up a little card that said something about donating money to them.... TWO people, while I was in the same aisle, with the same card. Seriously now...

I have nothing against people doing fundraisers or working for money, but those who just go around begging for money... that's something I'm not so cool with. Almost everyday I drive by someone on the street corner asking for money. I have a feeling it's going to get worse as the weather gets warmer. It's not even that big of a city, at least it doesn't seem to be to me. I know there are odd jobs, temp jobs, and other things these people can do. Why don't they try? Why don't they at least attempt to do something besides stand on the corner and beg? It seems odd...

What's worse is when they are standing there smoking a cigarette. Um... Hello? If I give you money - what are you going to spend it on?? That's odd...
I think I should just start carrying extra food with me and when I pass someone, give them food. Or pass them, go to the next grocery store, get food and take it back to them. I think that would be better. Because it goes with that whole wonder of what they are REALLY spending their money on, ya know?

Oh - and when did Wal-Mart start imitating Sam's Club?? You can't even see what's in the bags, why do you need to check the receipt? That's annoying... I think Wal-Mart is going down on my list, even if they are convenient....

3 comments:

Alice Wills Gold said...

Fruit roll ups are easy to stash in the purse, and a great thing to hand out instead of money.

I hate when stores check your receipts...ugh...especially when you have to wait in another line to just get out the door....hello, I have a million bags here, I promised I just paid for my stuff!

Ader Family said...

That's the other thing that seems so weird, if it's in a bag, then obviously........
~Steph

ReL said...

Sam's is a subsidiary of Walmart dear.
The thing is these people are L A Z Y! It's not that there aren't jobs for them they just don't want them. And 9/10 times they're not poor or deaf or do they have anything wrong with them for that matter except sheer laziness. Sad though it may be, that is the world we live in.
My dad gave a sandwich to a guy that was begging downtown once and when he walked back by he saw the sandwich in the trash.
There have also been people that beg all day and then walk around the corner and hop into their Jaguar... these people make big bucks off the gullable.
One last point...They shouldn't be begging inside of a store, that is illegal and if it happens to you again you need to report it to a manager in the store.