Today while I was driving back to work I saw a "homeless" man doing something behind his cardboard sign. I crept up and low and behold, he was typing on his touch screen cell phone. I am a social worker in the Twin Cities and want to express my frustration about beggars. DON'T give them money, food, ect. I have clients who beg on street corners who make more than I do in a year. Follow a beggar home one night and see where they go... to their car parked a couple streets down! When you see someone begging, drop them off an application for MaDonald's (or a local place you know is hiring.)
Now I know there are some unfortunate situations, especially with the economy how it is today. But for the most part, the beggars you see don't need your money. To keep them off the corners, roll your windows up and keep them up.
If this unidentified meal recipient is too poor to buy his own food, how does he afford a cellphone?
And if he is homeless, where do they send the cellphone bills?