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  Norja  |  33

A lot of people won't be surprised that happened but OP doesn't deserve YDI votes purely because they tried to a kind deed for someone, and despite the consequences, we need more people like that in the world.

  leogachi  |  15

@68 You could take your own advice you know. Just because his opinion is negative doesn't mean that he shouldn't voice it. If everyone got along all of the time the world would be dull.

By  ohSNAPyall  |  26

Let him take a shower and wash his clothes. This sucks but is not the end of the world. You can wash the pillows. You're a kind person for giving him a place to stay.

By  Mightytall  |  35

Don't know who keeps pressing YDI.
Op did something that is usually way out of the comfort zone for the normal selfish human being.

Not Ops fault, that the homeless man is so wrong in his head.

  Welshite  |  39

It's not selfish to refuse a stranger from sleeping in your house. Charities and homeless shelters exist for a reason.

There are many homeless who suffer mental illnesses and just as many who don't. The problem is that you really don't know until it's too late. There is a woman who frequents the local refueling station and demands money from people filling up their vehicles. The first time, I gave money to her out of sympathy and not a small amount of fear as she had aggressively grabbed me. After she had her money she asked to come home with me, but I refused. She became agitated and tried to guilt me into it while a concerned man waited nearby to witness the interaction. That was over a year ago. I still see her at the same gas station and she has repeatedly tried to assault me. It's not selfish. It's being smart and safe.

  sdmarshall  |  2

While I agree with the core aspect of your comment, 18 - that refusing to let a homeless person sleep in your house doesn't make you selfish, I do disagree with you implying that the people who clicked YDI are correct. Even if it maybe isn't the smartest thing to do, OP certainly didn't deserve this

  josiemorehouse  |  12

I agree with #18, you just never know. While OP's heart was in the right place, OP was lucky that a piss-covered couch was the only thing that happened. I mean, if a complete stranger walks up to you in the middle of the street or a store and says "hey, I need a place to crash, can I stay at your place?", would you say "ok"? Suppose the homeless guy is dangerous and decides to attack OP in the middle of the night, would it be worth the good gesture?

I'm sorry, but this is a YDI moment. While trying to help is a good thing, sometimes self-preservation should be a higher priority. OP could've offered to call someone from a nearby shelter, or even give Mr Urban Camper a ride, and those would've been just as helpful and a bit more safe.

  Welshite  |  39

#25: I was merely disagreeing with the original comment's own implication that refusing shelter to homeless people is selfish. Whether OP deserved it or not is not up to me, and I didn't imply a preference for either opinion.

  buckstop1  |  37

I've never experienced it personally, but I've heard that homeless shelters are hell. Perhaps there is a reason we don't know about as to why he let the man in his house. You all assume OP made this decision lightly. OP probably carefully thought it through before inviting him. After all, 300 spaces is only so much

  DoomedGemini  |  37

Some shelters have very strict rules. While I understand why, it doesn't mean someone is bad if they are kicked out. Mistakes are made and you can't really get unbanned even if you do better.

By  itsalanis  |  24

If that was the only inconvenience, even though that is a big one, I'm sure they were grateful for your offer. Keep in mind that every homeless person has a story, and each little bit helps to get them back on their feet. c: