I don't ever give money, but I have often given food. There is something just so heart wrenching when a person tells you they are hungry, particularly a woman who is clearly a mom or who says she is a mom. A few months back, walking to CVS with my mom, a woman was outside begging every person for food. Bread and cheese so she could feed her son. We got her a bag of bread, cheese, lunch meat, and some milk. When we gave it to her she cried and said, amazed, "You heard me! You actually heard me!" In tears, my mom gave her $20 out of her wallet and wished her the best. At least a hundred people had walked right by her. As a family, we have been broke, near homeless, and in great need of assistance in the past. Now that we are no longer in that position, we try to help when we can. My mom doesn't understand how our country can tout such wealth and extravagance when citizens go hungry. These are great lessons she taught me and I will never regret helping someone eat if I have the means.
These make the 520sqft studio I am about to move into seem like a palace! Not in Manhattan, but it is a good deal and I was worried about the size, but sheesh! I don't think I could live with such clutter, no matter the location or price.
@Mike Dang Last summer I did this when my air went out. The hallway is so cool I propped open the door and stuck a fan blowing into my apartment. I am sure management would have been pissed, but I was boiling!