Okay, I am talking about a street corner. I know, i know. What comes to mind – well okay that’s a loaded question. Here is my thought though. If I see a new ‘homeless’ or ‘needy’ person on a specific street corner all the time do I assume that corner is lucrative and they all have a rotation or that it’s horrible and even the desperate move on? Should I make a mental note to skip that corner should life ever get that bad?
Really though the new trend on street begging is to plaster a photo of your 5 kids and wife. FYI what is your wife doing and why do all people in need have 5 kids? I am not trying to be judgmental. I’m just curious when it is you actually can believe the person on the corner is in need. I’ve seen a lunch thrown away because the man wanted money. So don’t mind me if I am skeptical about motive. I guess I will keep donating to actual organizations and hoping that they reach those in need.
I personally would prefer to keep donating to places like the VVA (www.pickupplease.org) and try and keep people of the streets in other ways. I am a sucker for local animal shelters too.
What are your causes? Do you have charities of choice? I have a character in a book who’s a sucker – her story isn’t very well developed yet. I think I just found her more inspiration thanks to the random people on the street corner in Denver.