#1
I was walking back from the gym today and saw a beggar. Not an unusual sight, Shanghai has a lot of beggars. Millions. More than pretty much every city on earth.

Because of this, people have taken to extorting beggars and taking what little they receive on the streets (Slumdog Millionaire, anybody?). Many beggars end up giving their money to man no less off than yourself.

However, there are still many that are in need of money. Dire need. Beggars in Shanghai have it much worse than those in the West; they are on the verge of death if they are actually in need.

So, I ask you this: Should you give them money? The obvious answer is yes, you are helping people! But, you could simply be funding the enlistment of more beggars. In Shanghai, the poor/homeless are rounded up and dismembered to hoard more change.

Give them money on the chance you're saving a life?
Or don't on the chance you could be sparing more?
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#2
Maybe your jerk of a dad can give them some ketchup packets he doesn't use.

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#3
Whenever I see a beggar in front of a grocery store for example, I give him nothing. Instead I walk in the grocery store, buy some canned foods and give him that. Some beggars will only use the money they get for drugs.
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Whenever I see a beggar in front of a grocery store for example, I give him nothing. Instead I walk in the grocery store, buy some canned foods and give him that. Some beggars will only use the money they get for drugs.

Why is that a problem? Drugs are great.
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You are EXTREMELY WRONG! I have played it. I own an 18W and it would be an awful stereo amp, it's way too bright, breaks up too easily and so on. Secondly, why would a guitar store sell an hifi amp.
#5
Quote by behind_you
Whenever I see a beggar in front of a grocery store for example, I give him nothing. Instead I walk in the grocery store, buy some canned foods and give him that. Some beggars will only use the money they get for drugs.


Yeah I agree with you...the best thing to give em is food or clothes
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#6
Quote by ripple07
Maybe your jerk of a dad can give them some ketchup packets he doesn't use.




OT: I don't know, I've never seen a beggar here. There are people who sell ridiculously overpriced tissue packets though and sometimes I buy them because I feel bad for them.
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#7
Quote by behind_you
Whenever I see a beggar in front of a grocery store for example, I give him nothing. Instead I walk in the grocery store, buy some canned foods and give him that. Some beggars will only use the money they get for drugs.

So all homeless people have can openers now?
#8
Quote by behind_you
Whenever I see a beggar in front of a grocery store for example, I give him nothing. Instead I walk in the grocery store, buy some canned foods and give him that. Some beggars will only use the money they get for drugs.


Why would you give a beggar a can of food? You'll probably see the same guy later with a sign that says "need money for can opener"

and I originally came in to say

"Dude... you live in shanghai?.... dude"
#9
Quote by behind_you
Whenever I see a beggar in front of a grocery store for example, I give him nothing. Instead I walk in the grocery store, buy some canned foods and give him that. Some beggars will only use the money they get for drugs.



Giving them canned food, but no can opener? You bastard.
#10
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Why is that a problem? Drugs are great.

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Giving them canned food, but no can opener? You bastard.


I mean this type of can, dumbass:

Note how you can pull off the lid with your fingers
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#11
^^^


Touché... I was wondering about how they would open the can as well...
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You are EXTREMELY WRONG! I have played it. I own an 18W and it would be an awful stereo amp, it's way too bright, breaks up too easily and so on. Secondly, why would a guitar store sell an hifi amp.
#12
What if they don't have any fingers, man?
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#13
Than god have mercy on their souls.

Quote by Gabel
You are EXTREMELY WRONG! I have played it. I own an 18W and it would be an awful stereo amp, it's way too bright, breaks up too easily and so on. Secondly, why would a guitar store sell an hifi amp.
#14
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Than god have mercy on their souls.



That's the second American Psycho picture i've seen in the pit this morning.

Interesting fact, i know.
#15
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What if they don't have any fingers, man?
I dunno, he should use his tongue, his toes or his dick for god's sake.

i'm trying to be nice here
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#16
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I dunno, he should use his tongue, his toes or his dick for god's sake.

i'm trying to be nice here

And that's why we love you.
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#18
Only one way to deal with beggars...


Nah, but honestly. I've only ever encountered 1 beggar, i gave him a lighter and 3 or 4 smokes and he was pretty happy about that.
#21
When i read the thread title i thought it was someone promoting their band.

I still think someone should name their band that.
#23
Usually not, although if I've got a few coins in my back pocket I'm more reluctant to give money cause I don't have to stop, I remember one cheeky **** definitely bothered me once.

Me and my friends were at McDonald's and this guy was walking around talking to strangers and then begging for money, he worked his way to our table and he starts chatting away with us and he comes up to the big question and he says to me, 'Hey you got 5 bucks I'm really hungry...' and he starts juggling the change he has already in his hand, I can hear that he's already got about 5 or 6 bucks in hand and I was a bit annoyed.

I couldn't help myself but ask him why he would need so much when he has more than what I paid for my breakfast, were it not so risky to tell him to go get bent I would've, the guy was keen though but come on...5 bucks? You ain't hungry you just want some cigarettes prick.
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#24
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#25
I'll usually spare a buck or two, but 5? c'mon bro, lets not be greedy.
Just a sub-par guitar player..

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#26
Read a really good blog post from a former/still homeless man criticising the whole "I'll buy you food, you'll only use the money on booze" attitude. Was very harsh and quite an eye-opener, really. Can't find it now though.