Aggressive Panhandlers

It’s a problem I believe nationwide.   I encountered one on the streets of Downtown Seattle 2nd & James while waiting for an express bus to take me to an apartment I’m trying to apply for in the southend.    Housing market here is real bad!   Housing wait lists are years long.   SO please don’t come here.

Anyway,   as I’m rounding the corner I’m accosted by a man who has his hands out asking for money and while he does this he keeps stepping closer & closer to me like he knows me.      I hold my hand out palm outward telling him to stay back!

Guess what time of day this was at?  It wasn’t quite 10AM in the freakin morning.    Guess that they don’t call it a full time job for nothing huh?

This guy walked up , then down the same street several times asking various people for money.    All while I was waiting for my bus which unfortunately came every 1/2 hour.   One thing I noticed about the guy.   He had on what seemed to me brand new starched jeans, Timberland boots.   Wow!  really?

I deeply resented this to the fullest!   I don’t have a wardrobe I’m lucky if I get something new & that’s on my birthday.   I was fuming mad at this idiot.   I made it known that he shouldn’t be wearing new clothes & asking for change.

Guess he didn’t like that, which I don’t care.   He walked over towards me, I held up my hands yelling at my loudest GET BACK!   Then he gave me the finger.   We did a back & forth.   I wasn’t afraid & I said that you won’t be disrespecting me.    See I feel like this.   If you want to hold up a sign saying that you need money I’m fine with that ( but be creative draw something nice)  but what I have a problem with is when someone is aggressive with me, singling me out because i’m a woman.   THAT’S NOT OKAY.     And I’ve made this comment before on another social media website if you need money there is always the company Labor Ready.     Get it?   GOOD!   Have a nice day & please don’t ask me for any money cause I really don’t have it to give to you anyway.