I hate when people say that homeless people are lazy and should just get jobs. Ok, maybe there are some who are lazy, but the majority are down on their luck. Who knows why that man was asking for change. Maybe he had a job and lost it. Maybe it wasn't his fault. And it is hard enough for a college graduate to find a job right now, can you imagine how hard it would be to get an interview when you don't have a home address, a phone, a car, the means to purchase the clearances required just to apply at most places. I bet most homeless people would rather be working than begging. If I could I would've offered that man a job. Since I couldn't I gave a few dollars and some much needed kindness and understanding.
Be kind to your neighbors. It doesn't matter if they're in the house next to you or on the sidewalk at your post office. It is time for change!