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How do I explain?

Postby OnceHarmony on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:32 pm

DD and I were walking downtown and a female panhandler came up to us and asked me for change with a very sad made up story. I've heard the same story from the same panhandler many times in the past. I told her no politely and she walked away.

DD wanted to know why I didn't giver her any change.

Just in case it happens again with this same panhandler or another one I'm looking for advice on how to explain why I said no.

This is the first time when we've been panhandled that DD asked me why I said no. I think the woman's story (even though it was an outright lie) got to DD.
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Re: How do I explain?

Postby Victoria Family Meals on Tue Feb 03, 2015 6:40 pm

Why do you say no?
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Re: How do I explain?

Postby OnceHarmony on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:11 pm

That's a good question.

I give to charities that help the homeless I just don't give directly to the homeless. Maybe I need to rethink my position.
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Re: How do I explain?

Postby rosamond on Tue Feb 03, 2015 7:33 pm

OnceHarmony wrote:That's a good question.

I give to charities that help the homeless I just don't give directly to the homeless. Maybe I need to rethink my position.


Or maybe that's exactly what you tell your daughter.
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Re: How do I explain?

Postby StitchedUp on Wed Feb 04, 2015 3:27 am

^What she said. I decided a long time ago that I'd always answer my children's question honestly.
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Re: How do I explain?

Postby Victoria Family Meals on Thu Feb 05, 2015 8:12 am

OnceHarmony wrote:That's a good question.

I give to charities that help the homeless I just don't give directly to the homeless.


This is it! It's answers the question without being too complicated.
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