Studies from Proverbs
This past summer, we had the privilege of spending some time in Victoria, BC. It has a beautiful downtown area where the Pacific Ocean fills its harbor. There are plenty of tourists. One day, I waited outside the tourist information center to meet up with my family. When tourists abound, street performers gather. There was one every 3 or 4 meters who performed their skill or played their instrument. They hoped that tourists would drop a dollar or two or five into their instrument case or little box.
I noticed this one younger lady who tried to play an instrument. She did not sound very good. Soon it became apparent that she had some obvious special needs. But she was quite aggressive with tourists passing by. She would play a little on her instrument and then thrust her hat or whatever she had towards them saying something like “a donation to help a needy person?” If the tourist said no, she would follow them or pester or sometimes even tap them on the shoulder or grab their arm.