Friday, May 19, 2017
KANSAS CITY HIPSTER HATES SEASON OF HOBO PANHANDLING!!!
The Kansas City population of hobos asking for handouts is burgeoning given the warmer weather.
A recent cruel social media tirade posted across multiple platforms reminds locals to give to charity rather than encourage the streetside begging that goes on at nearly every local busy intersection and only gets worse throughout the year.
People need to understand that very rarely are these folks "legitimate" in their request for "money for food". Most of the time, these folks are simply trying to get money for drugs/booze . . . So, it is time to remind folks that if you REALLY want to help the less fortunate - there are numerous local charities that provide the exact same services the folks standing on the street corner claim to be in need of. There are shelters where people can sleep. There are places where folks can get a meal . . . "
Never mind that it's kinda pushy to tell people what to do with their money . . . Giving to charity is great BUZT sometimes buying somebody a drink isn't the worst thing in the world . . . Especially when the sign is clever . . . Conversely . . . Public lecturing against hobos often comes off callous and uncaring.
Remember this request from the Plaza:
Here at TKC we're not into telling people what to do . . . So we put the question to our blog community . . .
IS IT WRONG TO THROW A FEW COINS TO THE BUMS FOR A BIT OF A SELF-ESTEEM BOOST OR SHOULD WE TAKE HIPSTER ADVICE AGAINST STREET CHARITY?!?!
And all of this debate forgets that hipsters & Internets entrepreneurs regularly ask strangers for money online but they call it "crowdfunding" and are often celebrated for their efforts.
You decide . . .