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Be honest, how do you feel about homeless people at a restaurant?

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  1. Kyakko

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    Me too and one day I asked. I was driving to the bank and saw this homeless middle aged woman loitering near the driveway entrance of a shopping center. I made up my mind to pay her 100 dollars for her story on how she became homeless. I'm guessing she had a rough life and made some bad economic choices, perhaps she's been laid off and couldn't find work.

    I parked my car, walked over to her and asked, "What's your story?" Her answer was simply drugs. That slightly destroyed my image of an everyday "down-on-her-luck" person with a romanticized back story. I gave her 20 dollars.
     
  2. pippendagimp

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    it's a good thing t jones doesn't fancy chinese food :grin:
     
  3. cebu

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    rich stinky people same as homeless to me.
     
  4. Dairy Ashford

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    I'm never comfortable around them at Starbucks: I think that's the only place I've regularly seen them, but if they don't ask me for cash and keep things clean I wouldn't mind them. Separately in larger cities like New York I would hope there are some activist groups and city rights commissions that look after their civil rights, although proprietors of small or high end enough establishments should have some kind of flexibility in terms of serving or seating them.
     
  5. Carl Herrera

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    So, how do you feel about blacks, Latinos and Asians at a restaurant?

    How about Jews and Muslims?
     
  6. The Hunted

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    Weird.
     
  7. Dairy Ashford

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    Unless there are a 100 million homeless people I would question this analogy. Particularly Jews and Muslims, who wouldn't necessarily be obvious based on their appearance.
     
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    We're kind of just playing it by ear at this point. I can't bring myself to tell a guy whos cold to get out of the store, so I kinda have them sit at a corner away from other customers. As for the people who complain, I honestly don't know what to do about them. I can only hope that there isn't too many of them.
     
  9. heypartner

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    If I were homeless and cold, I'd go to a toasty Laundry Mat, or a large subway terminal, or a library or a museum...Unless they always kick me out.

    Then I'd try your restaurant.

    and yes, my answer is in there somewhere.
     
  10. Rashmon

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    They taste more like pork than chicken.
     
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    If they're dressed inappropriately just send them home to change.
     
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    I love it...
     
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    He loves a hard working Latino and is confused about black people and red lobster.
     
  14. Mr. Brightside

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    This sounds like a great idea for the premise of a sitcom.
     
  15. RocketsLegend

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    What's your restaurant, op
     
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    Unfortunately, I think it's like feeding the feral cats. Or being nice to a girl during a breakup. If you are good willed then expect them to come back again for more good will. Yes. They are human. Compassion is a good thing. It could be u one day. We all feel for their situation. But there are people who know how to help and that is what they do. It's not u. I would call a support group for the homeless, explain the situation, and see if they have a reasonable recommendation that's a win win for all involved. Remember that more oft then not there are other issues than just hunger, and they quickly can escalate on you. The best solution is to let the people who can help them help them, and if you want to donate food or support to that cause then I think that works.
     
  17. PhiSlammaJamma

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    There is a fascinating interview somewhere with two homeless guys who talk about how there is a hierarchy and social structure all it's own in the homeless community. With some well to do homeless folks amongst them.
     
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    Chinese laundry. Take out and dry cleaning in one convenient location.
     
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    Lure em into the kitchen and chop and cook one up. Maybe call it Human curry and everybody will just laugh at the spelling gaffe but what do they know. Oh....and a good way to lower food cost.
     

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