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    Quote Originally Posted by Full House View Post
    Wow...seriously? What a terrible way to think. Gosh VP, I really hope you change your mind about kids and teens as your kids get older. I find it really sad that you could come to the conclusion that a teenage employee would be more likely to steal (ie pocketing money not intended for them) than to do the right thing and hand the cash to their boss, letting them know what it is for
    I echo what everyone else has said here....tried my best to get this family some food.
    That was just an example. I don't think teens are more likely to steal. Was just trying to demonstrate that I would have to look at whoever was behind the counter at the time and make a call on whether they were in a position to actually effectively manage any 'suspended' dinner donation I gave them.

    Perhaps even though the teenage employee has the best intentions the owner is an asshat and would think keeping $10 separate incase the family came in again was too much trouble. Who knows.

    I suppose my point is I would have to have some level of comfort that the suspended dinner idea would actually be pulled off (if it was already a formally established practice at the shop etc), otherwise I would probably just give the cash to he parent in need themselves (which has a risk too but that's what I would do).

    Not trying to have a go at the concept of a suspended dinner - I think it's a really nice idea.
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    I believe that underneath, most people have good hearts. I think if you approached the owner of the shop and explained you'd like to put $20 or whatever down for this family so next time they can get some food, I believe the owner would do it.

    the only reason I can think that he wouldn't do it is he'd be worried that by giving food, he'd encourage the dad to return and beg for more food next time. could turn into a bit of a pest/put off his usual clientele.

    but I think most people have good hearts.

    I highly doubt the dad was a con. he desperate would you have to be to beg for food in front of your kids!? he was obviously desperate and this was his last resort.

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    The poor chap was probably hoping to be given some unwanted end of the day food.

    I would step in and offer to buy them something to eat.

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    If it was a scam, there are a million other more lucrative ones to use on people. Scamming 3 bucks worth of chips is hardly worth the embarrassment iykwim.

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    IF I had had some cash (which I pretty much never do) I would have given him a bit of money, if there were other nearby shops that he could get food at. I probably wouldn't have left a tab at the fish and chip shop. Reason being, if this guy can't even afford 5 bucks for some chips, something is seriously wrong and he needs a whole lot more help than a tab at a takeaway place. I probably would have tried to strike up a conversation with him and find out what he needs and how to refer him on to some charities etc. They would be able to give him help and advice on all aspects of his family's needs, not just that nights dinner.

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    Of course I would have either bought them food or given them money, how sad that anybody is in that situation with children.

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    I was just in the shop as i was alone so didn't really want to strike up a convo at 9pm to a strange guy at a fish and chip shop. He could have been shady. I don't know.

    What went through my mind was that last week a homeless women died in a maccas and nobody knows anything about her and was slumped there for hours until someone asked if she was even ok. And then I thought of when i first left my ex husband and it took weeks for spp to kick in and i remember being down to the bare essentials and serving pancakes for dinner. I had to do something even as a bystander.

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    Quote Originally Posted by VicPark View Post
    Not at all. I would try and find a solution where the kids got fed and the parents got looked into. Hence why I would call the local station - they can crack down or they can hook people up with social services.
    Agree

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    And yes I trust the business. The guy that owns the shop is a really nice guy and remembers all his customers and orders. I don't go often but he still remembers my name and order

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    I probably would have given cash, but a tab is a good idea too. I don't have much, but give when I can. It's a nice thing for you to do MSH x

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