I don’t like being heckled by the homeless– the angry homeless, pissed when I say “sorry, no” after they bark “spare change!” as me. Look, pal, I don’t need you to say please, or ma’am, or to explain why you need it– but at least use a question mark, not an exclamation point. I don’t say any of this out loud, of course. They don’t know that I give money to the shelters (usually Rosie’s Place) and the food bank, that I donate winter clothes to places where I know there are “free shopping” days for the homeless to come in and take away as much as they can carry. So instead, I just bite my toungue, think unkind thoughts, and give money to first person using a question mark.