- Beggars and buskers ?
Yeah, I'll give beggers cash, 60% of the homless are ex-squaddies, and so I'll always help.
So what if they spend it on drink or drugs, it's their choice..
No, I can't et on a morale high horse.
There is always somone worse off than you are.
And we don't know their story, so who are to judge??Posted 8 years agoJunkyardMember
OP why did you mention your perception that they are Roma(and do tell how you can tell) …is it important to whether I give them money or not? Do some people on her give to honest hard working decent white english types who have fallen on hard times but just laugh at the darkies who are lazy and feckelss and should work their way out of the situation?
I give money to homeless charities only real way to help the situation IMHO. VEry rarely to a beggar on the streetPosted 8 years agosofatesterMember
know of atleast 2 "professional" beggars in Wolverhampton, one guy sits in the subway and has 4 or 5 houses he rents out, another one sells the big issue, he has a few houses too, which IIRC he rents out to other beggars/big issue sellers!
That kind of thing makes me wish I was Patrick Bateman 👿Posted 8 years ago
Junkyard – Member
OP why did you mention your perception that they are Roma(and do tell how you can tell) …is it important to whether I give them money or not?
junkyard,.. second question.. is it imporant to me whether you give or not?, no of course not… my question was out of curiosity. simples.
how can I tell?.. they commute… 5.pm you can see groups of them walking along the lake to their cars with "RO" registrations. I can only guess that they rent a cheap house, or squat somewhere out of town.Posted 8 years ago
Simple as that… do you ever give any of your hard earned cash to beggars or buskers?
I’m afraid this city has become over run lately with beggars* so I rarely give them anything but if you can entertain me while I'm waiting on a bus… I’ll probably drop a coin.
*beggers = call me what you will but the majority of them, here at least, are Roma.Posted 8 years agoguitarmanjonMember
I'll give some cash to buskers if they're good and acoustic. I can't stand those that use an amplifier with a backing track and play the f-ing saxophone over the top. There used to be a guy in York that was a cracking guitarist and had a great voice, he even played the tricky bit of Here Comes the Sun. He regulalrly got a quid or two from me.
As for beggars…not usually. I know they may have fallen on hard times but there are ways they can get help without sitting on the street. Charities for the homeless get my money.Posted 8 years ago
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