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Jesus Wept

November 30th, 2010 · 3 Comments

The following letter was sent to the newspaper in Fargo-Moorhead and published on November 29, 2010:

Enough with holiday ‘beggars’
Seems it is that time of year again. Went to my local Hornbacher’s store and was instantly accosted by the first beggar of the year. You know, some guy wearing red and clanging around with some ridiculous bell while begging for my hard-earned money so they can give it to people who do not work as hard as I do.

These people go far beyond collecting donations by making an annoying racket and harassing would-be shoppers for their money. This has been a problem for as long as I can remember. Surely there must be something we can do about this. Noise ordinance? Panhandling laws?

I for one will begin by informing store managers that I will not spend money in a location that allows
beggars to make noise and harass customers at the door and by e-mailing corporate offices of larger companies. There is nothing that they sell that I cannot order and have delivered. It is time for this to end.

Wow.  Merry Christmas to you too, asshole.

Tags: Holidays

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Nicole // Nov 30, 2010 at 10:54 am

    I do have to agree with you Donovan. People like this make me wonder what this world had come to. I thought the true meaning of Christmas was giving and not receiving. We are trying very hard to raise our children to respect people that are less fortunate then themselves. Buying for children that don’t have; giving present and not expecting in return. I personally love to see the look in someones eyes when you hand them a package, be it a child or adult! I don’t like people that believe that “beggars” don’t deserve because they don’t “work as hard as me”! I pray that this person never gets into a situation where they have to ask for help! And hopefully they are able to have a Merry Christmas!

  • 2 mom // Feb 3, 2011 at 10:27 pm

    was this a fake salvation army bell ringer or to the real thing, ? just wondering

  • 3 mom // Feb 3, 2011 at 10:28 pm

    I still give to the Sal. Army

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