Broadway Street, in the rain

Memo to beggars: don't ask for money in front of a bar made for day drinkers. If asking for money elsewhere, look the potential doner in the eye. Be specific, say, "I'm hungry," or, "my dog hasn't eaten in a week" or, "Hi, my name is John Fahey and I have a gig tonight playing 12-string acoustic guitar at the Aladdin Theatre and I need to go to Ross Dress For Less and buy a new tie."