Tuesday, June 16, 2009

daily snapshot: asking for change

Christian Charity Change Guy (Randolph at Georgia)

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.


Robert said...

Walking on the medians and between cars at intersections seeking donation ought to be illegal as a safety hazard to both the solicitors and drivers. If I remember properly, the County Council considered banning the practice but backed off because of opposition from the firemen, who wanted to preserve their "fill the boot" campaign. That's kind of ironic since you'd think our firemen would value safety over money.

WashingtonGardener said...

Agreed - the fire dept showed poor judgementon that one, further we should check the vote and see who was NOT in favor of the ban. Just commonsense safety would tell you to "get out of the street!"