Quoted from frolic:
I have my own rainy day fund, but now is not the time to wave our fingers at people for not having one. It's about minimizing the damage to everyone. I'm going to save my lectures for when we're back on our feet.
Everyone's situation is different. Unless you know all the facts. Please don't kick someone when they are down.
Last August through November Excelsior Blvd. way East of me was closed, effected my business, a little. Mediocre winter business. Pinball in my area is saturated, not drawing them in like it used to. Warm weather and daylight savings time slowed me down.
These are the kinds of things you don't see.
And when a person is down. And things look really bleak. They are just trying to get to tomorrow. Not the future.
If you want to help and can. Fine. If you don't want to help. Fine. But please don't kick someone when they are down. Granted some may not need help. But why risk hurting someone with no hope ?