Do you guys give them money? Turn away? Get on their case? I was on the train today and some dick, as able bodied as they get, is meandering through with a popeye's chicken cup asking for money or food. There's a mother sitting there with her 3 year old in a stroller, and she feels bad and gives him some change. When he walked by me, I told him he was rude for taking money from a woman who's there with a small child. He then started foaming at the mouth motherf**er this motherf**er that he ain't askin for shit do I want some bla bla. I just repeated to him that it's just rude and let him cuss his way down the aisle. I know the job market has gone to shit, but I see a lot of these people and all I can think is "Fucking crackhead". I see immigrants who can't speak much english standing around at the gas station in the Georgia summer heat looking for an opportunity to work for money, and assholes like this who are perfectly capable of doing it don't even make the effort. I see people give them cash, and I can see how much they're making an hour (by way of how many they get to give them change per train car, and how long it takes them to walk it), and apparently panhandling has become good source of income (albeit totally parasitic). It's just reallly starting to irritate me that it's become socially acceptable enough for some schmuck to just waltz around asking for handouts without even feigning a disability / mental problem / whatever and it also irritates me that people feel guilty enough to give them some. A kick in the face is what some of these assholes need... I'm not opposed to charity. I donate what I can, but through charitable organizations where I know it's going to be spent on food / shelter / etc and not drugs, cigs, alchohol, hookers, etc. Grrrrr.