By BulldogHoops - United States - Broken Arrow
Today, I decided to buy a meal for a homeless man who was being shunned at an intersection. When I went to hand it to him, I realized it was my dad, wearing a tattered old shirt and pretending to be homeless to make some money. FML
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By  jerrylee123  |  8

Even though that was a pretty dick move by your Dad, don't let it change your generosity when it comes to the less fortunate. We need more people like you in the worls OP!! :)

  RS808  |  6

There is a scammer here who still does this.. About 10 years now.. Wears ugly clothes and makes himself look dirty.. Gotta wonder how he's broke asking for change in the medians when he is literally about 260 pounds, and clearly eating better than I am.. (To verify that he's a scammer, my dad saw him on the opposite side of the island, eating just fine with normal clothes and a stack of cash.) I have no problem helping someone if they need it.. But there really are a lot of people who are just lazy bums who don't deserve any type of assistance.

By  jerrylee123  |  8

Even though that was a pretty dick move by your Dad, don't let it change your generosity when it comes to the less fortunate. We need more people like you in the worls OP!! :)

  jerrylee123  |  8

Yes, clearly I have absolutely no idea how to spell. It's got nothing to do with the fact that the 's' and the 'd' are right next to each other - couldn't simply be a typo, could it?

Don't be pedantic.

By  Hiimhaileypotter  |  52

That's why I will never give actual money to homeless people. I'll buy them food if it's legitimate, but I've seen people in intersections pretending to be homeless, then walking behind a store and driving off in their flashy convertibles.
(And yes, I know OP didn't just give money.)

  prettygiirl13  |  3

I won't give them money either but I will give them some food and something to drink. A lot of them use the money toward alcohol, not anything that will help them. I do feel bad for them but not the ones who scam people!

  TaffyMichele  |  9

I gotta say, I really don't like even giving food to homeless people now. There's a homeless guy with a dog in my town, so I gave him McDonalds and a bowl of dog food. He took the bag and kept the bowl of dog food where the dog couldn't get to it. I don't give food to that man anymore.

  vbmg152  |  18

# 53- He probably ate the dog food, too!
Years ago, we offered to buy a man food & he said "I'd rather you buy food for my dog." So, we got a huge bag of dog food & he immediately fed his dog & thanked us 100 times!

  pradip  |  26

Come on its pointless why would someone with convertibles pretend to be homeless, to gather few more pennies to buy another convertible.

  snarkytruth  |  37

The dog may have already eaten a couple times that day from the kindness of other strangers like yourself. He may have been saving it for tomorrow in case no one comes to his aid and the dog is going without again. Fault the human if you must but never stop trying to help the defenseless animals.

  snarkytruth  |  37

I've read articles and seen news reports that claim if you have a good spot to work you can make more a week than those of us slaving away at a real job. I saw one guy that forgot to take off his brand new bright white sneakers. They were the kind that cost over $300. Smh

  sparky82  |  11

I once had a guy ask me for bus money at a busy transfer location. I told him that no, I didn't have any cash, but offered to give him an extra bus ticket. He declined.

  Chosen_peas  |  2

12- just so you're aware. You're comments aren't full of genius either. Move along now....we are tired of down voting you into oblivion. Come back when you're not a bitch

By  mykelinva  |  4

I think you have reached a point in your life where you put aside your father's advice on life and start listening to your self. Seems you are more in touch with reality than he is.

  chellyX92  |  8

I saw a story on the news about that, a man made $500 in three days just driving around and setting up in different locations with a sign that said something about fighting in a war. The most insane thing is it isn't illegal. Or at least it wasn't since the last time i checked.

By  missyfiona89  |  28

Don't lose your compassion from one setback! I kept all my spare change in a separate purse so that I could give them to the homeless people I met on the streets. (separate purse so they don't see the notes I have)

By  VonGore  |  6

Kind of messed up that he is manipulating a vast issue in the world for his own benefit when he doesn't really need it. Which it's my guess he doesn't because it doesn't take much effort to sit and ask for spare change. If he really needed it, I'm sure he would try to work for it. Maybe.

I'm kind of iffy with homeless people because I had a bad experience once.

One night, I was working the graveyard shift and stopped at Mcdonald's on my break to get a bunch of $1 burgers for my co-workers and I. When I got to an intersection a homeless man approached me and asked if I had any money to spare. I don't carry cash on me, so all I had was my debit card. I told him I didn't have any money, but I did have a few burgers and some water bottles I could offer him. He then proceeded to start screaming and cuss me out, calling me a variety of names. Ever since then, I just shy away from them.