Monday, January 7, 2008


Ok, let's be clear what I mean by bum. I mean a panhandler, a hustler. I do not mean homeless person in any generic sense.

Got panhandled at the 7-11 on the SW corner of 75/Beltline. Could I spare any change? No. Could I have spared a hotdog and a cup of coffee? Sure. I'm human.

I think people do like to help others; I do not think they like to be hustled. I know I don't. I am also conflicted about bums hanging around places of business. I am not for curtailing liberty of homeless folk, and I am not for curtailing the liberty of the business owner who might not want bums panhandling the business' customers.

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