That's a nice way to give, David... I like it.
As to beggars' solicitations in the street, it has depended on my mood.
I have both donated and rejected (mostly rejected).
Once on my way home around 1 AM,
in the Times Square area, I was walking
to a subway. The streets were fairly empty.
On the other side of 8th Ave., a young couple
was walking. A young fellow asked me for
a modest amount of cash for them to get home.
, I brushed him off. He returned
to his girl across the street. She condemned him
for his stupidity in having inadequate resources.
Within a few minutes, maybe 20 minutes,
I was feeling very bad for my ungenerosity
and unwillingness to help him out of that
embarrassing situation. I actually returned
to the scene. Of course, thay were gone by then.
I felt guilty, in my mind, sad for my unkindness.
A few years later, in the daytime, I was walking
within about 1/2 a mile of there,
and thay approached me again.
Thay did not remember me.
Their scam was now obvious,
but I gave them several $$
anyway; what the hell.