like you ran into the hispanic version of your buddy up there in Canada.
Overinflated sense of self importance. Sense of entitlement. Milks the system. Manipulates when they don't get what they want. Makes threats when they don't get what they want. Literally cloaks himself in the flag to hide that he is a fraud. Plays the victim. Doesn't care about what you have built for yourself and will urinate on it just the same. Takes advantage of someone they sense has good nature.
I'm not mother Theresa, but I have volunteered giving food and clothing off of a truck to the homeless for an organisation called mobile loaves and fishes. I lived around and interacted with many of them who congregated on a corner of my neighborhood by the University when I was younger.
While there were many that were grateful for the help they were getting, there seemed to be just as many that had that exact mentality you described.
I don't mind talking and interacting with anyone. You never know what you might learn. I have met some interesting homeless people over the years and even employed a couple as well. But that doesn't mean that I would let them set up a tent in my front yard on my cul de sac and urinate in the street. I've learned my lessons about swimming out to save a drowning man. Sometimes you'll get pulled (or pushed) under the water.
"When fascism comes to America, it will be wrapped in the flag and carrying a cross." (or a flag draped stroller)
Your assessment was correct. Chalk it up to experience.
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