There are a couple different routes I take home from work depending on what errands I want to run. None of them are through particularly nice neighborhoods, but it’s not like I fear for my safety. One particular route has a house where, during warm weather, there were a few people outside with a makeshift craft sale. Think lemonade stand, but with earrings. Not particularly practical, as there is nowhere to park and look at the goods, but, hey, it’s their time.
A few weeks pass, and now there aren’t people outside, they just have the goods with a big For Sale sign.
None of this amounts to a beggar, moocher, or scammer label. But when I drove by house last week, there was a new sign. I couldn’t read it well because, well, I was driving, but the words “Donate Here” with an arrow pointing to their trash can and recycling bin was hard to miss.
There were soliciting drive-by donations to themselves.