Now there's a dude I'd actually give money
Would it be an unpopular opinion if I were to say that most of these people are fakes? I've seen these folks trading signs, taking shifts, and standing outside in brand new clothes. One time, I saw a dude who literally looked like an Abercrombie model. Shirt off, perfect tan, six pack abs, sweet shades, designer jeans, holding a sign saying "please help. Can't work."
@Berntley, I see the same thing in my area, if you catch them at certain times of day you might see the van come by and drop off food or pick one guy up and drop another off to cover the corner.
@Berntley, there is a guy near where i live who turned down a job and told the guy offering "I make more pan handleling" so they did a news story on him. People still give him money...
@Mr Literal, God, I just really hate seeing it. The funny thing is, there's jobs here, almost year round, where people can get paid specifically for holding signs.
You poor bastard, may God have mercy on your soul