I have had the chinese boy ask me for money dozens of times and always so no BECAUSE on one occasion he begged for money and a woman at the bus stop gave him £1. He immediately went into the amusement arcade on tower bridge road, I followed him in out of curiosity and he put it into the machine, i left he came out soon after and started begging again.
A week later he asked me for money at the bus stop. i said no and that i had seen him before and knew he put it in the arcade. He just walked to the nearest person and asked them.
One evening, many moons ago, I was on my way home from football training which, as usual, had been followed by a couple of pints at the local. I had a craving for fish and chips on the way and outside the chippy was an old vaigrant. I asked him if he was hungry and he said he hadn't eaten for three days. I said, "O.K, Wait there." I was fourth in line in the chippy and I ordered cod and chips twice. One for me and one for the poor old chap outside. As I handed him his meal he thanked me and plced the packet on the floor next to two others while he tucked in to the first lot. All four of us in the queue had bought him a meal. Happy ending. He didn't have to worry about his next meal. Even cold fish and chips is better than nothing. But I did see the comical side of it. Bit like an old t.v sketch.