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NEEDCOM:
 
Who does better, panhandlers who look messy or neat?
 
 
STEVE:
 
Dirty people don't get no money. Good example: when I came in, you see what I did, I started cleaning. I came here, the place was dirty. She's (Prim) supposed to do this like a job. I came here and cleaned the place up, automatic.
 
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LANETTE:
 
I'm gonna tell you, the ones that's real filthy are ... the ones that's real filthy and laying on the ground with a blanket, acting like they're freezing and stuff like that, get more money than a person that's like me. I'm going to tell you, be honest.
 
 
NEEDCOM:
 
What do you think the panhandler who makes the most money in New York City probably looks like? And what do you think they say, and—
 
 
LANETTE:
 
The ones on the train. With sickness and handicap, they make more money.
 
 
NEEDCOM:
 
How about the worst panhandler in New York City?
 
 
LANETTE:
 
Uh, me. Uh, normal—like you know, dressed—don't really look like they're real dirty, and don't really need it. They look like they're able to get a job.
 
 
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NEEDCOM:
 
Who does better—panhandlers who look messy or neat?
 
 
GARY:
 
If they're dirty—are they drinking? I think they'd be okay. The clean people may even be better off. Yeah, they're showing respect for the people around them. They notice that.
 
 
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NEEDCOM:
 
A person who is dirty, and wearing dirty clothes.
 
 
EASY:
 
They get more money. They get more money. Cause I came out here clean, then I wore clothes with duct tape, and I got more money. For real!
 


 
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