How do you feel when you see a homeless person? Do you get awkward? Well, there is no need to feel that way because just like us, they are also humans.
Even if you cannot help them, you can show them a level of courtesy and respect. Scroll down to get the 101 lessons on “how not to be a jerk to homeless people”.
Don’t Avert Your Eyes And Pretend They’re Not Even There
Do Acknowledge Their Presence, Make Eye Contact, And Smile
Do Initiate Conversation Through Questions
Don’t Try To Make Any Weird Jokes
Do Talk About Sports Games
This Should Go Without Saying, But Don’t Pee On Them
Don’t Tell Them How To Use The Money You Give Them
Do Offer Food If You Feel Inclined To
Don’t Automatically Assume They Are Hungry
Don’t Suggest They Go To A Homeless Shelter
Do Respect Their Boundaries
Don’t Take Anything Personally (To A Point)
Don’t Tell Them That They Should Get A Job
Don’t Assume They Are Completely Without A Home