Most Helpful Guy
Nope. The ones who want money to get home to some other town or city? If you are feeling that charitable, say you have no cash but you'll go to the ticket office with them and buy it with your card. Most will run off because they don't actually want a ticket, they want money.
I saw someone on either Reddit or Citydata saying they had someone asking for transit fare, so they gave them a spare transit token they had. 20 minutes later they passed the same beggar trying to sell the transit token to passers by.
It is terrible that this is the case but what can you do?0
Most Helpful Girl
Stopped giving money to most homeless people :/ cause several times I have asked them if they are hungry, and I said I can go and buy them something at maybe subway etc but they say oh no, just give me the money and I'll do it myself. And I ask why they don't want me to buy them anything they don't respond. And I realised the only thing they wanna buy is alcohol or drugs... :/
and also, when I lived in China, literally all the "homeless" and "disabled" people were there cause of organised crime. Some had their limbs cut off on purpose by the criminal gangs in order to look more desperate. It's so incredibly sad. so give them money and you're basically giving money to an organised crime group and not for a good cause.0