I’m not sure I can handle the panhandlers

October 30th, 2006

I’m no stranger to beggars.

I’ve been asked for money in Milwaukee, viagra cialis Chicago, viagra generic ampoule New York, healing London and Rome, but I’ve never been panhandled as often or as insistently as I have been in San Francisco.

Just today, I was approached by six different beggars (including through the window of the restaurant I was having dinner at).

It hasn’t ruined my trip, but it’s definitely out of hand. Considering how liberal San Francisco is, shouldn’t these folk all be comfortably enscounced in government housing with all the free drugs/alcohol they can use?

What’s the point of being a city of bleeding hearts if it leads to MORE bums on the street instead of fewer?

Entry Filed under: Observations

5 Comments Add your own

  • 1. Chris  |  October 31st, 2006 at 2:35 pm

    were all carrying the little cardboard sign saying they have Aids?

    That was a popular one when I was out there.

  • 2. Spotted Horse 2 » B&hellip  |  October 31st, 2006 at 3:53 pm

    […] Elliott from Where I Sit is/was out in San Francisco(as you all know my favorite moonbat city) he has a post on how aggressive the Pan handlers are. […]

  • 3. Administrator  |  October 31st, 2006 at 6:30 pm

    Nope. Lots of wheelchairs, though.

  • 4. Mr. Tastic  |  November 1st, 2006 at 11:09 pm

    As I mentioned on Chris’s blog, I was just out there a few weeks ago and noticed the same thing, Not only was the city terribly dirty but the bums were quite invasive.

    Not only were their stories quite dry and uneventful but none of them had humor to back it up. At least the midwest bums will work for their tips.

  • 5. Disgruntled Car Salesman  |  November 2nd, 2006 at 7:50 pm

    Do what I do. When they ask for money, reply with “I was just about to ask you the same thing!” That usually sends them in the opposite direction.

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