Thinking about EZ's thread about are you a good person reminded me of a lot of things over the years. My husband Rod is a good person in my eyes. A few years back we were down in Texas for the winter. We decided to go down to the Mexico border since we were there already and had not been that far south before in our travels. We were returning from walking through the downtown area of the border town there and as we approached the pickup we could see a man making a beeline for the truck. He was coming from the opposite direction and did not see us as he reached for the pickup door. He did not see Hos either obviously. As he touched the truck door handle Hos jumped up from the back seat and let out his very intimidating growl woof. You can imagine what a 200lb dog's bark can be. The guy was in shock and he appeared to be petrified into the position where he was when Hos woofed. Rod asked him, "Can I help you?" The guy spun around. He was still shaking. He said something in Spanish as to say he did not understand. Rod reached in his pocket and pulled out a few dollars and handed it to the guy. The guy bowed his head as to thank Rod and he scurried off. We got into the pickup and calmed Hos down. Then Rod pulled out of the parking lot onto the street so we could head back to where we were staying. As the pickup rounded the corner we saw the guy who had intended on breaking into the pickup walking out of a bread store with a small grocery bag of tortilla's. So I pose this questions to everyone here. Would you prefer to give someone a handout rather than put them in a situation they must steal when they have no other options left? Or would you prefer that the become a theif and simply hope that you are not their victim?