Ok just got back from lunch after having successfully avoided the kid parked across the street with the chocolate almonds and I realize I have deeper issues with the kids begging for money for their schools (see yesterday's post). Not sure what it is yet but I think it has something to do with on a whole isn't this teaching kids to beg a bit too early in life.
Also the fact that 95% of the kids doing this begging are minorities just leaves a bad taste in my mouth. Something about black kids or Indian or Chinese kids begging people, white folk in particular, for money definitely does not sit well with me as I just get these images of slavery or colonial days flashing into my head. I mean things have changed haven't they? Isn't this going to affect us teaching these kids to have pride. I know false pride is bad and sometimes you have to suck it up and just do what you got to do but that doesn't mean I've got to like it does it.