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Ever have homeless people approach your car?

Had a woman wandering in the middle of the road approaching cars. She came up to mine at a red light. She genuinely looked upset and was mouthing words at me. I kept my window up but I could tell she was pleading with me. I had cash on me but I was on my way to get my stuff and didn't want to lose out.

I hope she was able to get whatever she needed.
They’re all over some parts of New Orlean, usually with a fake story. I still give them money when I can. People say they’ll just spend it on drugs, but if you’re homeless, you could probably use the distraction.
Zawa69 · 51-55, M
[@695370,Straylight] I've been homeless myself so I know what it's like.
[@589286,Zawa69] I always hated that assertion that they’ll spend it on drugs and alcohol. And even if they do, so what? I know lots of people with a home that do that with their money, so who are they to judge.
Zawa69 · 51-55, M
[@695370,Straylight] There was something about this lady that told me she was legit and genuinely needed help. It was her eyes
Doomflower · 36-40, F
Yeah a few times. I've learned to give non verbal signals that I am NOT into it. It's a little cold but if you don't learn to "not see" them they swarm you like freaking seagulls.
Zawa69 · 51-55, M
[@85866,Doomflower] I pretended to mess with my radio
Piper · 61-69, F
Yes. More often, they do not actually come close to the car. Sometimes, I have given them money. More often, I try not to look at them so I don't feel so guilty because I didn't.

I think of the desperation many are surely feeling, to be standing out there in the intense sun and exhaust fumes. I think about how most any of us, including me, could end up homeless and be that desperate.
ScidoAmafreikis · 41-45, M
What if it was Jesus in disguise; couldn't you have given that woman a few dollars? maybe next time!; forgive me.
Wolfee · 31-35, M
[@1202113,ScidoAmafreikis] Amen
Doomflower · 36-40, F
[@1202113,ScidoAmafreikis] it's far more productive to vote for social change at a local level and donate to public services to prevent and help people recover from homelessness.
Zawa69 · 51-55, M
[@1202113,ScidoAmafreikis] I don't believe in god.
atlantic59 · 61-69, M
I was homeless and did crack and had partial sex in a car that had a broken window and the cops came but I was just using the car; -does that count?
Not my car but cars I've been in, yes
Northwest · M
Nearly every day.
WSEIII · 51-55, M
Are they looking for a place to put their stuff?
Zawa69 · 51-55, M
[@1109071,WSEIII] dont know

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