I'm cross-posting this from Claycord because typing it reminded me how angry I am at the people wrecking my commute every single day.
I am really really REALLY sick of being begged for money every single day. Do these people think I take BART every morning at 6am for fun? Do they really think people who ride the nasty smelly trains every day have money to throw at beggars? If I had extra money I’d be driving a Beamer and screaming into my hands free kit with a Starbucks every morning FFS. Also, the same three people asked me YESTERDAY for change and I said no. How is today any different?
I’m also fed up with the people who GIVE money to the beggars and enable them to keep standing there with their signs all day. Give your money to a homeless action organization if you feel bad for these people, then it won’t go straight to crack, booze, meth, or whatever their poison of choice is. Guess what? They’re NOT buying food with it! Aren’t people sick of having to walk through urine soaked streets? I sure am.