Saturday, 28 April 2012
Today, I went to the Canton Art Museum's National Art show. The artists were nice. The parking lot was full but hardly anyone was at the show. The entrance and exit for the show was on the other side of the building. While walking on the sidewalk back to my car, I was approached by a panhandler. He was demanding money. I told him to get away from me or I'll scream. I was alone. I hated to admit I was scared. That never happened to me before in broad daylight. In Cleveland, the panhandlers hang out around after concerts and bug people for money. They also hang out by the expressway exit ramps. Panhandling is legal in parts of Ohio if they have a permit. I wish it was still illegal. The panhandlers are more aggressive than they used to be.