Alright, I hate being the bad guy sometimes, but the first week of any month always annoys me the most. If you haven’t guessed I am going to approach this topic like I do any other topic, with definitions.
- (of a person) without a home, and therefore typically living on the streets.
- a homeless person; a tramp or vagrant.
- noun: a vagrant
- noun: a person who devotes a great deal of time to a specified activity.
- verb: travel, with no particular purpose or destination.
- verb: get by asking or begging.
- adjective: of poor quality, bad or wrong.
- noun: a person without a settled home or regular work who wanders from place to place and lives by begging.
- adjective: characteristic of, relating to, or living the life of a vagrant.
Alright now that those are out of the way, lets get started on my rant. You are probably overwhelmed by the various definitions of each of the above words, but lets simplify it to this, Homeless is street living, Hobo is a homeless person, Bums are beggars, and vagrants are truly helpless people that try to do the best they can. I would like to state my point very clearly now, because my reasoning and position may seem confused as you continue reading. I am not a heartless person, but if I only see you sometimes, or you not using the little donations you do get wisely than I will not help you. I will not help the bums (beggars), but I may help the Vagrants (truly people needing help). I see the same people every single time and then use the money they are given for other reasons.
Dont get me wrong I have seen legitimate people needing help (Vagrants), we provided gas for cars, given rides to people, and even bought food for others, but the world we live in today, has wasted my families faith and so we usually do not give cash or change to anyone, because we want to know it goes to something useful. I have seen people three times in a row looking a bit rundown as if they were homeless, and I started to believe their stories, but than there are others that show up only during the first week of the month, with the same story, and those are the people I dis-test (bums). They provide interesting stories about being homeless, but since I dont see them after the first week, and then again the very next month, it makes me wonder how true that stupid story really is.
People claim to be homeless, they look like hobos, but they are more like bums, because they continuously beg for change, and sometimes dont provide a reason why they need it. They would then go inside the store they are begging at, and purchase something like beer or cigarettes, and I am sorry if you are really homeless I would be focused on food and water. Vagrants are those they I dont see often, look sincere, and honestly accept any help I can give, such as buying food for them, or putting gas in their car, so those are the people I feel sorry for. I view this as a reoccurring problem in society, because people are unwilling to try and get a job, or waste there money on useless bullshit. These “bums” are ruining our faith in society, and prevent those that truly want to help from helping because they feel like it is fake, because most of the time it is.
These are my beliefs and although I am willing to help, I have to be convinced pretty dam hard now, please feel free to post you opinions or comments, but this is a problem in society, and it is my own opinion. Thank you for reading.