I'm starting to see sports teams at this intersection asking for money. They need money for uniforms, bus trips, etc. It never ends. Sometimes they'll swarm an intersection with buckets. In some cases, i think it's just parents exploiting their kids, and there may not be a sports team at all. I managed to capture one of these money grabs with my cheapo camera. Excuse the fuzziness, but i zoomed a little. You'll see kids with posters about the playoffs/championship or something, taking money. Man, so many teams going to the championship. They wouldn't keep coming back if people didn't give to them. I don't expect everyone to agree with my view on this, and you may see it as harmless. I think it's a bad lesson for kids. Wouldn't it be better to work for your uniform? If i were a parent, i'd be embarassed to ask for money at intersections for my kids team that "I" enrolled him in. They are also starting to show up at the entrance of walmart. When i go shopping, i have to put on my game face to shut them down and get thru them. Disgusting, IMO. Okay here's a short vid > http://video.yahoo.com/watch/3405418/9515434
When it comes to the obvious panhandlers, do you give to them?