What do you give the begger?
On several occasions (eating in the parks, leaving a fine diner or pastry shop, carrying our groceries) we have been approached by people in apparently dire straights asking for money for food. One lady beds down regularly with an infant in a corner across from l' Comptoir we have seen men urinating in. Another fellow is as regular as a clock in front of Gerard Merlot. We feel particularly sympathetic after dining or shopping.
What is a reasonable response?