No person earns more ire - or more sympathy - from drivers than the person asking for change at the stoplight. Sometimes homeless, sometimes veterans, but usually trucked in from Iowa to collect donations for an ill-defined charity, this person has to negotiate our biggest intersections on foot beneath the hot sun and car fumes. And they're usually wearing pants, which seems kind of inappropriate if you're going to be outside all day. I can understand the vest, but pants? That's just poor planning.