This thread was inspired by something that happened to me today at a fast-food restaurant that is close to my workplace. I went inside to place my to-go order (I hate drive-thrus; they always eff up my order!) and was waiting at the counter for my food. Some guy, who was making the rounds and obviously panhandling, came up to me and said he'd just gotten out of jail and would I give him some money to get food. When I declined, he returned to the dining area and continued talking loudly to the other customers. As I walked towards the door, he loudly announced (more than once) that I was a "f---ing bitch." I chose to ignore it but did just write a letter to the manager, for whatever good that will do.
Just curious if anyone else has a problem with panhandlers in their community. When I worked in downtown Atlanta, it was a HUGE issue, and now working in another large city, I find the same thing going on here.
Anyone will tell you that I am one of the most easy-going and compassionate people you will ever meet. But I work hard and barely squeak by; it's very expensive to live here. Not whining about it; it's a choice that I made. However, if I refuse to give my well-earned cash to some psycho ex-con, I don't think I should be treated like some kind of rich, white be-yotch that just doesn't care.
Thanks...I feel better now!