Homeless guy offered choice, turns down $100

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leoandpatrickA 23-year-old software programmer in New York City passes a homeless guy on the street all the time in Lower Manhattan and notices that he likes books.

“I get this feeling every day that he is a smart guy — he has books and he writes,” Patrick McConlogue (right) tells ABC News. “I was trying to think of a way to engage him and help him.”

But when Patrick posts about his plans to offer the homeless guy 100 bucks or the opportunity to learn how to write computer code, he gets hammered online, the Gothamist reports. Gawker calls it “some startup guy’s insane vanity project.” And that was one of the nicer comments. Continue reading

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