Panhandlers should clean up after themselves | Letter
February 6, 2013 · Updated 2:51 PM
Even though your recent article on these two panhandling brothers changed my outlook on why they personally may be at that corner every day, year in, year out, I do have an issue with it.
The one gentlemen is quite messy and leaves behind garbage at his little station. Now if you or I threw garbage on the street or highway while driving and got caught, we would be fined for littering.
That fine is pretty steep. Obviously, there is no such regulation in place for this gentleman, as he has continued to do so. Every now and than it gets cleaned up but not daily.
I have even seen blankets and cardboard left behind in the ivy after he has left his spot for the day.
I would ask that he be aware of his surroundings and be steward to the environment and keep it clean. Pick up after yourself every day – not just whenever.
Also, I agree with the comment made in this article about the use of cell phones. Furthermore, I have witnessed the lady who is sometimes with them or near them using a credit card at the movie rental box in a grocery store close by. So to me things don’t quite add up.
I wish them all well, and hope that life will become easier for them. And oh, by the way, my company does hire older workers. They are an integral part of our work community. Surely, my company is not the only one that does.
So fellows, don’t just listen to the employee at Work Source. Yes, it’s tougher to get a job once you are past 40, but it is possible! I personally know of many who have experienced that. Just keep trying to get a job and don’t give up!
Judy Lally, Kirkland