Monday, September 14, 2009

I don't give money to beggars

I have few so-called policies in my life. One of it being my dislike towards beggars. I don't give money to them. I have numerous instances when friends or even strangers gave me a disgusting look when I just walk past people begging for money. I have my reasons.


One - they might be richer than you. I have read a real story in the newspapers about this guy being able to send his son to UK to further his education with money collected, buying properties etc. I can't exactly remember the year, but the news itself is embedded in my mind. Begging now sounds like an occupation that pays well.

Two - if they are able, then they should be out there working. If they are not, then they should be taken care by relevant authorities or bodies. They should not be out there on the street, sleeping on and blocking the road for money. Includes pasar malam.

Three - if they wanna beg despite being able to work, then you have all the rights to screw their life, but I hate it when they drag kids into this. The kids and babies deserve a proper shelter, education, clothes and good quality of life. Damn it!


Now, anybody still have issues with me not giving money to beggars?

9 comments:

Mizzsharon said...

I totally agree with what you state. Especially the part on "If they are able then they should be out working"
I don't give money to beggars too. I find that its a "Waste" of my money. I would be happy to buy something from a disabled person or the homeless but not give them money for "Nothing". They should really go out and get a job, charity do not come without a cause.

Dreamer said...

Right you are! It is horrifying how they use kids to make you cough up. Heaven knows if the kids are theirs or someone else's. And to top it all they even hiss and grumble and curse at you when you turn them away.

Jeevan said...

Many a times the money given is to drive them away from annoying. I agree with u on ability to work, and those who can’t should be taken care by govt. and some charity with help of society.

venus66 said...

I am with you, ammu. How are you doing nowadays?

gobi said...

i give money to beggers ...

why ?

i am bribing my way to heaven hehe

Ramyah said...

That's so right Ammu.I believe that beggars should be cleared up from our streets. If you are physically able, then i don't see a point for them to beg on the streets.Giving money to such people only encourages them , and soon you can see more beggars mushrooming. It's a practice that we should nip in the bud. I wonder what the authorities are doing!

Standbymind said...

Yups this happens!!!

Hemanth Potluri said...

thats right tulip never give them the money ...i am with u..

urs..hemu..

Smiling Moon said...

hmmm.. i will buy food and give.. if ithey refuse food and still ask for money.. i will walk away.. he he he