Ok folks I came here for a convention for work. They pay for it all-Been here since Sunday-I have never been hit up by so many homeless people in all my life-From the airport we passed a corner that had to have had 40-50 people all camped out with sleeping bags -grocery carts-etc...I thought oh gosh I hope my hotel is far enough away from this-nope-2 miles away. Needless to say the hotel we are staying at is gorgeous and top notch but I just went downstairs to have a cigarette and wasn't even out the door when I was approached by a very thin kid/man teeth missing-very unkept saying he and his wife are stuck here...no money...hungry...etc... no wife in sight mind you because I asked where his "wife" was-He picked out some lady walking across the street saying there she is-This lady was not his wife and you could tell-she never came over-I gave him the only 3$ I had and said with my Dh next to me why are you here? Collect the miney and go home if you can-Id rather buy them food! All week everywhere we went we got stopped-one man asked us for 4 cents! So DH gave him a dollar-next guy asked DH for a dime gave him a dollar. A few hours later..a kid asked Dh for food $ and Dh gave him 10$ and told him to help someone else with part of that $. We went out to dinner last night-took a break and went outside to have a cigarette and had a guy screaming at us not to smoke at 8$ a pack we should be smoking weed! His friend bummed a cigarette from us and then it started people coming out of the wood works towards us-we bolted back inside this high end restaurant and complained about being harrassed going in and out of their business-he went outside and got them to move on. I have pity and sympathy we even had long conversations with some of them to see if we could help them in any way besides $ because if work wasnt paying for my trip I sure as heck couldnt do it financially-Im blessed and I know it-but am I just being a jerk? heartbreaking-even gave them directions to homeless shelters we were told about for them! Im not kidding when I say we have been hit up by so many people every corner on everyblock we walked!