Begging has been in the news a lot around Minneapolis lately. It is a part of the culture of cities all around the globe. In some cultures it is respected and as someone with means it is your duty to help the people who cannot help themselves. In other places it is a disgraceful behavior.
I drove past a man begging at an intersection the other day with a clever and yet ironic sign:
Though sad and true, given the stereotypes of this group of people, I suspect referencing a brand of alcohol on your sign is not the right way to get ample funds.
I think that this guy should be asking for advertising funds from Absolut vodka. There he is standing up in the elements and promoting their brand for free. Fact is Absolut would probably sue him for using their copyrighted name for his own financial gain.