Has any one noticed the flock of sea gulls in civic? These scavenging Gulls come in the form of full time change scabbing. With the full bevy of pitches under their wings…
- — Can I Borrow some change for the bus?
— Kind sir/madam can you spare some change so that I can get some lunch?
— Would you spare some change so that I can get to the Doctors?
It has gone so far that a lady with a pram with a blanket draped over the pram concealing the baby inside and out of the elements. She then aproached me and told me That she had some money in her account $20 or $25 from memory (as if telling me that she had some money incresed her chances of me giving) and that she and the baby were going to in a hostel and how she needed some money to get there and to feed her child. As I started to some what feel her and the situation that she and her child were in a big gust of wind picked up and the blanket went flying. What do you know there was no baby. Another great sales pitch was revealed to me.
After I have been hit up day after day for change by the same people I can not help relate to people as a pesky scavenging bird . As I believe that the majority of the Gulls/people are more than likley on some kind of Government Benifit and have blown all there money for the fortnight in a day or to on what? is anyones guess?.
I am not cold hearted for refusing to give the 15 cents that I have in my pocket. As I am a keen contributor to the Red Cross and the Smith Family giving what I can when I can.
I know that there are deep and underlying issues and problems that these people have and this post is doing nothing to bring up any of the problems at hand that are driving people to these extremes.
But for the love of a God please stop asking me for money it was a no yesterday and a no today guess what the answer will be tomorrow?