I have not posted much in some time since I have not had anything really stupid to say (know you didn't miss that since there a many more skilled at that than me) However this one really was totally unexpected to me I am sure it or at least I hope it does not apply to all Panhandlers!
Saturday morning 2 days ago that is I went for a Bike ride (that thing you have to pedal your ass off to get anywhere) with some friends.
It was about 20 minutes to 7:00 am we were driving to a local park we observered this guy and girl get out of a real nice Jeep CJ all tricked up carrying pieces of cardboard and wearing the grungest looking duds ever.... did not think much of it then.
Around 1:00pm we came riding back thru the area and there was the girl standing at a very high volume traffic area holding a sign that said " Please help me feed my family I'm broke and single mother" Just up a little farther there was the guy standing there and his sign said " Homeless vet Please I need your help"
Ok the other guys went over to Mcgarbager (I can't stand that stuff) So I decided to stop by the guy that was panhandling and dig in to him a little.
At first he tried to keep up the act but then I said "hey thats sure a nice Jeep yuh got there" and just after I said that I could hear a two way radio call from the girl saying " that lady in the red van just gave me a 10 spot".
after talking with him a bit I found out he has a full time job and once a month he and is old lady drive an hour - 2 hours from home to a very high traffic area near malls get a hotel room for 2 or 3 nights and pull in between the two of them 5 to 6 hundred bucks on a friday and and more on a saturday and sunday! tax free yes they stand there for 12 to 14 hours but! WTF!