I don’t have a hard heart but I am not fond of giving money to beggars who are irritating and annoying specially the “badjaws” who are seen roaming around the streets of our city. In a way I am irritated by these persons. I pitied them but I felt more irritated than pity. There is nothing wrong with begging. It is their only way to earn for their living. They ask money from one person to another. But the way they ask is irritating and annoying.
I was at a drug store buying medicines at that time when I felt somebody poked my side waist. I was surprised and hurt because my attention was at the sales clerk who attended me. Then another poke came, I felt the pain. I looked at her and she held her hand to me as if asking for something. She was asking money from me. I was irritated, I thought I could burst in anger but I asked patience to prevent me from doing harsh move against the woman. She still kept on poking me. So when the change was already given to me, I gave her the change consisting of a few coins. But the worst thing that happened, badjaws approached me one by one. That was the time that I decided to leave but they followed me. I had no recourse but to ride the first tricyle that I met.
From that time on, I never give money to them however, if there are beggars whom I think really need help, I give but I could not give bigger amounts because I too is not well off.
How about you guys. Do you also experience what I had?