Yeah, there are more than I saw at first. The worst are the ones that use their small children as shills. If they’re begging, they are not going to school, so don’t encourage it by giving. They wouldn’t be doing it if it weren’t good business. On the other hand, there the old people who may not have any other means of support. To those you give.
Some people, not content to accept the status of beggar, are the entrepreneurs who buy crates of fruit, bag up 3 or 4 assorted pieces and sell on the corners or in the street. Gotta hand it to them!