Begging is honest?

Yesterday my family and I saw a beggar on the corner with a sign that read something to the effect of, “Need help.  I’d rather beg than steal.  At least it’s honest.”  What bugged me the most about the guy was that he was standing there and his head was hiding behind the sign and looking downward.  He was looking down because he was busy texting on his cell phone.

Picture that for a moment.

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