So I was walking into the grocery store today and I noticed an elderly homeless man holding a sign. Honestly, it annoyed me a little because I don't have much money myself, so I can't afford to give much away. Plus the elderly man "works" several parking lots in the area. Normally I either give him money or I just walk by. Today was a "just walk by" day. I was almost in the store when I heard a customer yell at the man , "I'm gonna need you to get a d*mn job!" I guess the man didn't hear her or was surprised and said something like, "What?" because she repeated louder and even nastier, "I SAID YOU NEED TO GET YOURSELF A JOB!" The woman entered behind me in the store and she was cracking up laughing, a grin from ear to ear and obviously delighted with herself. I am (once again) on the fence here. Yes, it is annoying to have the man standing there bugging you for your spare change, but then I imagine what if that was me? What if that was my father? I am not naive -- I know there are con artists out there who hussle and pretend to be homeless, but even so, what that lady did made my skin crawl. Was it really necessary to yell at him? Why not just say "No" and keep walking? Growing up I always used to hear my Dad say, "A lot of people are just a paycheck or two away from being homeless." What are your thoughts on the homeless?