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Aggressive charity solicitors

I do some errands around the center of the grid, and it never fails: a pack of three vested kids trying to get you to support Greenpeace, Children international and a few new ones.
I walk very hard to the other part of the sidewalk and one of them may cut off my path when it's clear to anybody I don't want to interact.
Right in my path. In my face.
The poor will always be with us, but those guys are meek and sit with their signs for the most part.
These kids are behind offensive to me and I think it shouldn't be allowed, this forcible charity begging.

  • I keep moving as I say "I already gave."

  • There are a few around Adams and Wells that are there EVERY day. So, I do the polite thing and say "sorry." But they do this EVERY time I go by when they know the answer is no. For the people who I don't see every day I might have to be more aggressive myself. Saying "sorry" then walking away quickly. Then I turn my ears off and ignore as much as I can. Sometimes, I've had to be downright rude and telling them to back off.

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