An Iowa man, did the unthinkable after two men rejected his job offer and instead continued begging for donations. So he created a sign of his own and stood next to them, urging people not to contribute.Mike Pothoff told ABC affiliate WQAD-TV.
“I said, ‘You’re hired,’ and they said, ‘we’re not from around here.’ I said, ‘Well, you’re here,’ and then they just smirked and turned around,”
Pothoff later saw the men begging for money at a Muscatine shopping center.So he wrote on his yellow poster,
“offered these guys a job, they said no, don’t give money” and stood next to the panhandlers, promoting his own cause.
Michael Wooldridge, who identified Pothoff as his uncle, posted an image on . showing Pothoff standing beside the panhandlers. The post has been shared tens of thousands of times.
Pothoff says he doesn’t have any problems with panhandlers, but it bothered him that the panhandlers scoffed at his offer. He also says the job offer still stands.
“If they’re going to hold a sign out there and ask for money and say they’re homeless, I can hold a sign out there and say I offered these guys a job, don’t give them money