Community quiz

1. It’s 10:30 at night. You’re watching TV, when someone knocks quietly on the front door. Do you: Answer the door. Ignore it. Yell “Go away.” Pretend you’re not in. Call the police. Fetch your gun. 2. Imagine you open the door. It’s dark, and a light rain has recently stopped. There’s a man at the door. He’s reasonably well dressed, but has torn the pocket of his trousers on something.

Panhandling: The numbers

Interesting stats from a study of panhandlers: Average income $300/month from begging + $200/month from “other sources” Average alcohol/drug expenditure per month $80 Average tobacco spending per month $112 A quarter of those surveyed spend $600/month or more on drugs