Re: What to Do About Panhandlers?
The streets of Helsinki are full of Romanian beggars during summer time. Funnily enough, you don't see them outside during winter, or anywhere else. I tend to ignore them usually.
Only time someone has actually approached me was couple of years ago outside a gas station. They wanted cash or for me to pay for their fuel. In exchange they offered a pair of crappy binoculars "with night vision". I told them that the fuel pump accepts credit and debit cards too, but they didn't seem to have any of those. Apparently they had driven across the Europe to Finland without any credit cards or cash.
"God runs electromagnetics by wave theory on Monday, Wednesday, and Friday,
and the Devil runs them by quantum theory on Tuesday, Thursday, and
-Sir William Bragg