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Lenny La Rue, IPA

Sacramento, United States

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Colouring removed from his image, he is also missing a shopping cart. It is very unusual to see someone with ALL of their possessions on their back walking the streets these days unless they are newly homeless with nothing or simple beggers.

Not to say this gentleman but I’ve run into two jerks who just frequent two of the places I have to shop. They will shamelessly ask for my money in both places within hours! If I recognize them, they HAVE to recognize me and that alone makes me want to lecture them on…..something – ANYTHING – to get across the point that popping up and asking the kind for help is quite different from laying in wait for the same people you already accepted change from earlier that same morning. >:-( I froze solid staring at one of these sort of moochers and asked point blank, “Didn’t I just see you at Taco Bell asking for my money?” He said, “On Broadway? Yes.” He didn’t flinch. I didn’t flinch. I gave him my latest change.

The Christian guidebook, the bible, is conflicted on this issue but most of us fall into the category of helping those in need so we get taken for our recession-weary pennies knowing that it is what we’re supposed to do. But I changed to this belief; I can change back out of it just as easily. It’s not going to take too many more times with I see Mr. Hungry A at 2pm and Mr Hungry A again at 5pm. Yes, I know: lunch and dinner. But damn. Remember my face and remember I gave to you TODAY before asking me for more as if I was a anonymous cash donor and you were in dire straits.

I can quote both sides of the argument straight from the bible if need be so they’d better know what’s what before they get that lecture. Arrgh!

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