With the nice weather we had on Wednesday some friends and I decided to hang out downtown for drinks and getting caught up. As we were sitting outside at a restaurant on Washington street we were approached several times by people begging for money. In addition, while walking over to meet my friends I had to deal with people sitting on the sidewalk, leaning against buildings and some even asleep on the street.
No offense, but I thought the Final Four was coming to town and the last thing Indianapolis needs is to have its dirty laundry just hanging out for everyone to see. yes, I said dirty laundry. When you have company come over don’t you pick up your trash or do you just leave a mess lying around? The city should do the same.
As much as I find them annoying I can deal with panhandlers and beggars by telling them to get lost or playing with their heads and asking them for change. But visitors shouldn’t have to deal with these people. And we are not talking about the homeless. Ask any expert and they will tell you that homelessness and panhandling are two different things.
The city needs to step up and get these nuisances and eye sores out of downtown. I don’t care if they use spray or a hose, but these guys need to go and go now.