Should I help ?
John: I thought I would ask your opinion on this. There is this local homeless man - about 28 years of age, handsome and rugged and - sad for him - homeless and he seems to be living in a tent hidden in our local park. I offered him a spare quilt which he accepted and I had a thought...
Should I invite him to my huge flat for the Festive Season to help him out . Robert ( Manchester )
NO YOU SHOULD NOT.
DO NOT FEEL GUILTY.
One New Years Eve - about ten years ago - here at Hamilton Hall,- a local guy contacted me and gave me the ' hard done by story' of being alone and poor and while he wasn't homeless, he claimed poverty and cried on the phone and I invited him to come and have New Year Eve with us here at the hotel. For free.
Long story very short - ALL my guests complained about the mans rudeness, bad attitude and agressive manner and I was forced to throw him out - and I mean - physically throw him out - and 11.45pm - real close to midnight, as his behaviour was appalling and considering he was here FOR FREE - I was absolutely appalled and disgsted at his bad attitude towards those who were offering him help.
Amost every single time that I can remember, and I do keep trying, to help those in need, it has almost ALWAYS come back and smacked me in the face and I have been seen as the bad guy while offering help.
Every single time I have been abused, treated like absolute shit and spoken to as if I was a nuisance - and now - I don't help - I turn the other cheek, I walk away, and while I may very well give them money, that is where it ends and I DO NOT offer my hotel and warm bedrooms any more. PERIOD.
Too many times when I have offered help, in all sorts of ways and to all sorts of people, I am left stung.
What astounds me, is I am here, I am not going anywhere while these people NEED CONSTANT AND ONGOING HELP, and by abusing me, I withdraw and then they have no one and - clearly they do not see as far as the end of their nose and cannot see into the future where I am still here and still willing to help IF I AM NOT ABUSED... and they are their own worst enemy.
I then do not have any sympathy at all and they can stay exactly where they are. On the streets.
I offered help, and having had my arm bitten off, pull away and leave them where they are.
I don't care what the reasons are and how they may be hurt, mentally unstable or anything else, you DO NOT BITE THE HAND THAT FEEDS YOU. ( unless you are a wild creature and that is in your nature...)
Give money to all the various organisations and let them do the work.
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