I'm really bad for feeling guilty. I had a thread on here before about some 'homeless' guy pestering me for money. To cut a long story short, he begged me to go to the atm to give him money for a place to stay - bear it in mind it's really dark - then asked me to walk with him to the hostel. I freaked out, gave him a few quid and got the hell out of there, stopping at the hostel on the way to pay for his stay, incase he was legit. As it turned out, they stay because of the council, and don't take money.
As you can probably guess, I'm generally walked over when it comes to people on the street asking me for x.y&z. I will no longer be any sort of doormat.
In my case, it rarely happens to me, if ever. I can't really trust them. They're probably not "homeless" but alcoholics, drug addicts, lazy people, etc. Or liars. Although that's not the only reason I ignore them. It's not like we're forced to give money to whoever asks us.
My mother told me once she noticed a FREAKING LIMOUSINE taking a supposedly 'homeless' man to who knows where. It was something that happened every day. Why were they doing that? I have no idea. But it does seem really suspicious.
I’ve had my land line for 7 years now. For at least 4 of them, I got constant calls for a Deborah Blume. She apparently owed a lot of people money or something. I told everyone who called they had the wrong number. I still will get the occasional call. I put myself on the no call list and that helped a lot.
Wow. Do you think they ever caught up with her? The hard part about the 'no call' thing is that the numbers are always changing. I keep getting texts about claiming PPI too, and it's literally always a different number every time.
That's a good idea! I was thinking the next time they tried anything, I'd rip into them like crazy. I'm not a rude person by nature but the other day as I was going to get on a megabus (I'm laden up with bags, suitcase, laptop etc, I'm clearly struggling, I look like a camel with way too many things on it's back), this guy literally jumps out into my line of direction and tries to get me to try/buy this hand cream. I pretty much just said in the most deadpan tone 'do I look like I have a spare hand to give you?'
I think I'll try the unemployed thing, saves people doing their jobs from being yelled at by me.
Yeah, it works like a charm, I did have one lady who was like "yeah but we can start taking money out of your bank in a few months" but I was like, lol wut? I've been unemployed for 6 months, I can't just -get- a job.
I got done in by Friends of the Earth. They saidd "will you help us?" I agreed, then they pressed me for my bank details and felt rude if I said no, so I didn't. Ahh, back in the days of being a doormat.
These guys should realise nobody wants to be hassled. If they're going about their job like that, they're pretty much asking for abuse.
My dad's had it where he was walking down the high street, got stopped by some charity guy, kept walking. Someone else from the same charity hassles him, seeing the last one didn't work, he walks on... I suppose you can guess what happened next, rinse and repeat.