By Pimaan - 26/10/2011 16:14 - United States
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First off: The majority of the homeless have set themselves up to be exactly that. Also 80 is correct, food is much more important because it can only be eaten, not potentially spent on booze, drugs, or something else that will degrade the homeless person in question even more. Also, just give them small amounts of food they can choke down because other homeless people will kill them for food, so carrying it around is a liability.
Most homeless people don't use the money for food or anything. A lot of the time it goes to booze, cigarettes and drugs. Give them food. They say the money is for food anyway, give them what they "want". And actually a lot of "homeless" people aren't homeless at all. I see one every day at the metro station, and a few days ago I caught him talking on his cellphone...
My English teacher used to be homeless, and he had a college degree from England. When he went back to the US, he couldn't find a job, so he couldn't pay his rent, and so on. He even met a guy while he was homeless that had the same problem, went to college, couldn't find a job, and all that. So don't insult homeless people. Most of them don't want to be homeless. Argument ended.
But unfortunately many are, they resort to drugs and alcohol as a quick solution to a large problem. I have seen old homeless men on the street in front of a gas station beg for money and quickly run in to buy cigarettes. While it may not be true that all homeless people drink and smoke, many do to alleviate the serious problems they all face.
Looks like you were feeling pretty generous.
I literally FELT your pain while reading this..