"I get that this is a thing now but it would never occur to me to ask complete strangers to send me money," a Reddit user wrote
More and more people have started getting comfortable asking for 'funding' from strangers for random things. We're sure no one would have a problem with it if it was for something more "legit". In fact, the internet, for example, is always ready to raise funds for those in need but some people take advantage of it. A Reddit user shared a picture that shows a car window with the bride's PayPal details on it, asking strangers to help out. While it may not seem like a big deal to many, users pointed out how terrible this actually is and how often it is happening these days.
A user wrote, "I get that this is a thing now (on social media, on cars out and about, etc) but it would never occur to me to ask complete strangers to send me money. I suppose it's one thing if you're on FB where you're like "friends, buy me a round or a few bucks for my birthday" (which I still wouldn't do) but it's at least people who in some way know you. Out in the wild like this is just an extra step. Why would I give my money to a complete stranger? Maybe it's an age thing? I have no idea but I've seen it multiple times and it just boggles my mind." While another asked, "So this is a thing? Explains why I was tagged in a FB post by a former classmate who I haven’t seen in 20 years with a picture of his daughter’s car asking for graduation money."
Some had a neutral approach to it, "Honestly I don’t have a problem with it. I’d hate it bc I am uncomfy asking for anything. The thing is, men will give money to women for nothing. Put your PayPal and don’t even admit to being in a relationship. Pay me for existing. I promise someone will and people are less inclined to be bitter about it," one wrote, while another said, "Just, this feels wrong but I don't think know why. Like am I thinking it's tacky? Yes, but that's me judging. Live your life I guess, is there a way this isn't safe? Maybe that's what's really bugging me and not me being petty lol. Feels like modern panhandling."