What's your take on giving money to someone you see holding a sign like this? Or do you ever see them?
I never used to where we just moved from, but now where I travel to for Dr. appts. I have seen it twice so far while stopped at lights. The first time I think the guy's sign said "Homeless and hungry, please help." I had no cash (I usually don't) but I felt bad, even though I wasn't sure what I would have done if I did. I didn't see anyone else give him anything.
Then today I saw another while stopped at a light. He was right next to my car when I stopped and I honestly didn't even notice right away. I had a $5 bill and thought about giving it to him but I couldn't catch his eye because he was holding the sign (it said he was homeless, hungry and a Vet) in front of his face and smoking behind it. I think I would have given him the money but I did feel awkward because it's just not a situation I've really been in before.
How do you feel about people holding signs like this? Do you "believe" them, do you give them money, keep driving...? I'm just curious. I felt really strange and wasn't sure what to do, really.