End handouts; time to get to work
Re panhandlers: I have been blocked by strong, healthy male panhandlers on Queen Street wanting coffee money; a woman driving a newer car than mine, asking for $10 at a gas station; a young drug addict who said she was pregnant wanting money for coffee and another wanting $2 to buy chips at the dollar store. It is not a pleasant experience because the fear of backlash is real when I said no.
Many people are old, disabled, mentally ill and fragile but they still find employment. It is time the hand-outs stopped and the hand-up began. I am sick and tired of the bleeding hearts who are not helping by constantly handing out to big, strong, healthy but lazy panhandlers.
There are about 1,000 jobs available in P.E.I. on farms and fisheries, picking berries, delivering newspapers, cleaners for maid services, kitchen help in lodges and restaurants, painter’s helpers, lawn care, roofing, lumber yards and more.
I say get off your lazy butts and get to work.
Flora Jean Thompson, Charlottetown