Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Brother can you spare a dime?

I usually give whatever pocket change to panhandlers if they ask me for some money. I've even been known to get my wallet out and give them a buck or two if they ask for money. I don't care if they use it to buy food, booze, or whatever, if they ask I'll give if I have it to give.

However...

If you're 20 something, tattooed, chatting on a cell phone, and smoking a cigarette and you ask me for some change, forget it. It's not going to happen Mr. Hipster. And don't even think about giving me the stink-eye you douche, if you cut back on the smoking, used less minutes on that cell phone you were talking into when you spotted me, and perhaps cut back on the tats, you'd have some money in your hipster pockets.

3 comments:

pureklass said...

Word. Yes. Exactly.

Nan said...

I'm not sure I'd hold the tats against somebody, given that it's a rare working class person under the age of 40 who doesn't have a bunch of them, but going without cigarettes while panhandling would seem like the sensible thing to do. Most of us aren't allowed to smoke on the job; why should beggars be the exception?

gmb said...

I so hear you. Tattoos and body piercings are signs that someone has too much disposable income.