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Panhandling Reserved for the Kitchen

By City Weekly Readers
Posted // January 11,2011 -

I just read the letter “Vagabond Primer Needed” [Jan. 6, City Weekly], and it is the greatest letter that I have ever read.

Like Tyler Riggs, I also have been accosted by vagrants and panhandlers at Burger King. So far, I have not witnessed any fights, but have been hounded by the f-word at the library TRAX station, as well as on the train.

Yes, we do need Vagabond Primers, but neither the city nor The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints can make up their minds about how to treat these vagrants and vagabonds.
In closing, the only panhandler I like is a household pan with a handle on it.

Douglas Cotant
Salt Lake City

 
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Posted // January 13,2011 at 17:38

I guess doug feels that the concepts of civility and humane treatment shouldn't extend to people of certain stations.

 

Dom
Posted // January 25,2011 at 22:40 - I suppose the words of the man most christians believe in is not of much use to us today. The golden rule of: "Do unto another as you would want another to do unto you"

 

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Posted // January 12,2011 at 09:56

Do you also need a primer on how to wipe your own ass, or do you think you're capable in that matter?

Listen here, it's simple. You deal with "vagrants" as you deal with any other human being: one at a time, on an individual basis, within your understanding of what makes people tick. Think you can "handle" that?

 

Posted // January 13,2011 at 09:03 - Yeah? How so?

 

Posted // January 12,2011 at 13:58 - Duke: Your comment to my letter is uncalled for.

 

 
 
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