People asking for money in the walmart parking lot

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tired of it

Rocky Face, GA

#1 Mar 28, 2012
I was approached AGAIN today at Walmart by someone asking for money. This time it was a young woman with a small child holding her hand. She gave me the story that she was from Cincinnati with her 3 small children and her car was stranded in Goshen Valley.

This is the third time in the past month someone has asked me for money in the parking lot, the other two times it was a young man.

Last year I know I was approached in the parking lot once a month by someone asking for money for gas, diapers, etc. Four times it was the same young man, different story every time. Several of the times it was after dark and they just seemed to step out of nowhere. It's come to the point I dread even going to the store.

If these people really needed help I would be more than glad to help them in any way possible, but how do you know?

Walmart needs to have some sort of security patrolling their parking lot to keep their customers safe, one day one of these people might not take no for an answer.
crycry

Kingsport, TN

#2 Mar 28, 2012
I had a girl day befor yesterday ask me for money for gas. she had a little girl holding her hand and told me the same story!
criditt

Maryville, TN

#3 Mar 28, 2012
I got to ask. Did you give any money? I promise I have no personal veiws, was just wondering. I'm not sure if I would have wanted to reach for money while my window down, anywhere anymore.
it happens

Washington, DC

#4 Mar 28, 2012
There is a man who has always done this sometimes even asked for a ride and we gave him a ride once which he had us take him to his "uncles" then home and we never gave him a ride again about a year plaster he askedd for another ride which we said no he did not offer money claimed his car was broke down. Everyone asked for a ride or money also there is a deaf women who will walk through Walmart asking for donations or for u to Pay for the sign language book u set the price we have given her money before but u just don't know who to trust anymore u could be giving a Meth head money to buy drugs and blow other people up with it and not know it BC u were being nice and trying to help
Advice

Rocky Face, GA

#5 Mar 29, 2012
Refer them to DHS if they have kids. Their local church or Shepards Center if they need food or are stranded away from home. Then you are not denying help & they are getting screened. I've been broke, I have kids, I've been stuck without gas money. I've never begged off complete strangers in a parking lot. There are agencies to go to if you really need help.
DEVEL

Salem, VA

#6 Mar 29, 2012
Asking for a ride to an "uncle's house" is the oldest trick in the book used by drug addicts. Understand this, if you are giving them a ride and they have drugs, you get BUSTED too. You lose YOUR car. You have lawyer fees, fines, jail time, etc. These people, old or young, are drug addicts. BOTTOM LINE! Hell, it is only a mile from Wal-Mart to Atwork Personnel, they can walk up there and get a job to make up for what the governement is not giving them in the first place. I have helped many people that have had car trouble or ran out of gas...BUT, they were actually on the side of the road with the car that broke down, not standing next to Wal-Mart. Don't be stupid, don;t let the "Jesus told us to love everybody" thing get to you. GOD does not want us to be stupid. STAY AWAY from these people.
DEVEL

Salem, VA

#7 Mar 29, 2012
Also, if you give these people money, or a ride, then don't be talking about how bad the drugs in this town are, because you are helping support it.
ken greer sister

United States

#8 Mar 29, 2012
ken greer sister is the death lady that goes around wal mart asking for donations and hands out a paper with hand sighn lanuage on it. she ken greer sister do i need to say more. sister like brother!!!!!!!
Widow

Kingsport, TN

#9 Mar 29, 2012
How about the old woman at Super Dollar? I've been approached by her twice asking for money. Question is do these people really need help or just their means of collecting some extra cash? Something should be done about this.
Rod

Bristol, TN

#10 Mar 29, 2012
DEVEL wrote:
Also, if you give these people money, or a ride, then don't be talking about how bad the drugs in this town are, because you are helping support it.
wow you should be a social worker you are so smart lol this is where you will end up soon yourself...again before you start you will do nothing because you cant
MEMEME

El Segundo, CA

#11 Mar 29, 2012
I have a standing policy where I do not engage in conversation with strangers on the street.
Rod

Bristol, TN

#12 Mar 29, 2012
MEMEME wrote:
I have a standing policy where I do not engage in conversation with strangers on the street.
wow something most two year olds already know you ahaed of the game...who cares you area joke
bolbobaggins

Yuma, AZ

#13 Mar 29, 2012
Don't give them any money. Thse same people loiter around hotels, fast food places and bus stops ect.
If you give them money you are just buying into their scam. Offer them a job and see how fast they disappear
DEVEL

Salem, VA

#14 Mar 29, 2012
Rod wrote:
<quoted text>wow you should be a social worker you are so smart lol this is where you will end up soon yourself...again before you start you will do nothing because you cant
Well, that made a hell of a lot of sense??????

Since: Jun 11

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#15 Mar 29, 2012
I give a older lady (70+yr old) walk straight to the gas station and bought her a pack of smokes.
Food City Parking Lot.
Stupid People

Kingsport, TN

#16 Mar 29, 2012
DEVEL wrote:
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Well, that made a hell of a lot of sense??????
I'd ignore this idiot hes went on all the threads making stupid remarks on things he knows nothing about and it makes no sense!! Hes very disturbed!
Rod

Bristol, TN

#17 Mar 29, 2012
DEVEL wrote:
<quoted text>
Well, that made a hell of a lot of sense??????
yeah it does if you can read and we all know you have to have been help by social services Devel you just arent that smart to be able to survive on your own
Rod

Bristol, TN

#18 Mar 29, 2012
Stupid People wrote:
<quoted text> I'd ignore this idiot hes went on all the threads making stupid remarks on things he knows nothing about and it makes no sense!! Hes very disturbed!
ohhhhhh trying to a voice of reason ina Bs website that is a joke much like yourself grow up moron
KING OF KNOWLEDGE

Church Hill, VA

#19 Mar 29, 2012
Don't give panhandlers money, EVER. They use it for dope and booze.
funny

Johnson City, TN

#20 Mar 29, 2012
Widow wrote:
How about the old woman at Super Dollar? I've been approached by her twice asking for money. Question is do these people really need help or just their means of collecting some extra cash? Something should be done about this.
Not sure if it is the same woman but the one who wears the big blue coat approached me for cash. told her I didn't have any and she started getting in my door reaching for a used walmart gas card.

Scared me. she wouldn't get away from my car door which was open because i was trying to get in.

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