I have been homeless, while single and with a family. Been out of work and had to live in my truck. That said I feel no pity for these scabs. I go to do laundry today and have to run the guantlet with them, it's fockin Racoon City. One guy goes on for 10 minutes about how hard his life is and bla bla bla and asks me for money. Ya know if you are gonna lower yerself to beggin status at least be sober and ask. I may flip ya a few bucks. Then there are the scabs that want ya to buy beer for em because the store won't sell it to em. I have told em that there is a corner to stand on, Burnside & MLK. It's where the mexicans go everyday. A guy shows up with a truck and a bunch pile in. Most get $10-12 an hr tax free $ and get paid at the end of the day. Easily $100 a day tax free. Sure it's grunt work but WTF it's $$. Nope none want to do that, just want to stand on a corner and pester folks. I would say that more than half of them are 20 something. Fockin scabs. Then we get em in the neighborhood when the po po shoos em off. We come out and find em sleepin on the lawn, pissin and crappin behind the bushes, diggin through the garbage, raiding the garden. Hopefully it'll get real cold soon and they'll jump a train to Cali. The crappy deal is when ya want to lay into them but have to bite yer tounge, piss em off and they can be real malicious. Like the neighbor that came out with a pile of crap on his hood. As soon as they get beligerent I just call the cops to deal with it, and most times they come out in a reasonable time. But they just move em along to be someone eles problem and before long they are back. I do contribute to the cause, but I take food to the food bank and donate. I have had to use that in the past and feel that is doing my part to help out. But I refuse to give hand outs to someone that refuses to help themself.