We used to refer to them as beggars. Now they are mostly referred to as homeless. I began to see a few around; the only way we missed being approached was the guys had someone else cornered. Here is where I have a problem. I do not mind giving to anyone in need. I do not mind buying food for someone hungry. But when do you draw the line and say no to healthy young folk who could find a job somewhere doing something? Instead of aiding in their laziness.
I was once on an Exit and saw a guy holding up a sign, VET, HUNGRY, GOD BLESS’. I said I am going to give him something. Before I could stop, My BIL said from the back seat, don’t you dare stop. That is my cousin and he has never been in service.
Most towns have shelters, but the shelters have rules and most of these guys do not like rules, so only on the coldest nights will they swallow their dislikes and go inside. So, a walk down town is not always a good idea. Yesterday I forgot. Next we will try Pueblo.
Thanks for reading this rant.
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