By noquiero - 21/06/2012 18:13 - United Kingdom - Peterlee
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I feel like in that situation i'd give him some money, or food, just because he has at least made the effort to earn his way. I have a lot of respect for people that try to make the best of the situation they are in, no matter how grim. Edit: Oh and this is my 1000th comment... do I get a cookie?
Hypothetically, if he lives in Miami, he should keep the scrap metal as a weapon against all the zombies. Furthermore, it would cost more for a face transplant than he could possibly obtain from selling said scrap metal. THEREFORE, by buying his scrap metal you'd be making him unsafe and financially worse off (if he lives in Miami...). How inconsiderate!!!! ;)
I feel like people can be a bit unnecessarily mean sometimes on FML. You wouldn't walk up to one of those weirdos who don't wear shirts in public and insult him, so why do it on a site? I think its in everyones best interest that most people on this sure wear clothes, but still. lay off a bit. No need to pile on like a bunch of middle school bullies.
Throw a beer on the lawn and say fetch, he'll be gone faster than you know it.
You've done your good deed on telling someone off on the interwebs 78! Good job! *throws a gold star* go get it 78! People can and will judge and assume all they want, there's nothing you can do to stop them from it. Oh noes someone on the interwebs told me to stop assuming and judging! I better get on it stat!
Whoa people no need to get your panties in a knot, I wasn't trying to hurt the homeless mans feelings, because I'm sure he's reading this and sobbing as of right now. From what I've seen, many homeless people put themselves in that situation with addiction and a lack of willpower.
Hatesfate- I'm not afraid to say it; you are an asshole. Yup I'm judging you to be an asshole because you are one. There is a difference between judging someone regarding their position or mistakes in life, and judging someone because they lack humanity and compassion. The world would be a better place without the former.
Yeah my family lives outside of Atlanta, and we come into contact with people asking for money all the time. Eventually, my mother started carrying around packets of snack crackers, dehydrated fruits, peanut butter packets, etc. in her purse. The reason we shied away from giving tons of food is because (at least in Atlanta) there is a fear that the homeless people with a lot of food will get assaulted by other homeless people for it (the food). And we would occasionally buy them meals, depending on how much time we had.
I agree that the best type of thing to do in this kind of situation is to buy them some food. Often times what will happen is if you offer to get them food they will turn you down because what they really want is money which will often end up being spent on alchohol. Nobody's hard earned money should be blown on getting some homeless guy wasted, that's why you should always offer food instead of money.
Buy it from him, maybe then he'll use the money to get better clothes. No need to get all pissy about it OP.
Crack is still an option. I'm not saying all homeless people are druggies, but I've given a homeless person money because I felt bad. And I saw him with a 40 ounce a few minutes later. So he had money to buy a 40, but not a hamburger from McDonald's? I'm more comfortable giving them a gently used piece of clothing or a nice, hot hamburger.
I know the economy isn't great but if you bought it at least he'd be able to take a shower, change his clothes or get a decent meal