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  •  No, we aren't in a good neighborhood. (0+ / 0-)

    And a woman entirely by herself shouldn't take chances even though it is likely that the person has real need. I manage to spend the money I have available, and ask God to send the ones who truly need me at the right times.

    Members and regular attenders will always be admitted for whatever they need to do--pray, work, meetings, whatever.  They ring the doorbell, we see them on camera, and we go let them in.

    Yesterday I had three people come in my church for help. Two of them got it. The third wasn't willing to adhere to my requirements, which were really not that strict. I want to see a picture id (I don't care from where), or get some information that demonstrates that what you tell me is true.  The one who couldn't provide that was more likely to be the one ripping me off.

    I had three folks come today, but I was alone, so I didn't help. And the amount I'd spent yesterday was pretty much my budget for the week, anyway.

    I learned a while ago that my BS meter isn't good enough. I am far too likely to think someone is in need when they are really trying to rip me off than the other way around.  I have battle scars to prove that. So I put rules on myself so that I don't get carried away too often.

    Five years after I chose my username, happily living somewhere else.

    by Tenn Wisc Dem on Wed Nov 30, 2011 at 11:20:53 AM PST

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