but my wife sometimes does. She says she feels sorry for them. I think they could get a job if they wanted to, but they can probably get more money by begging.
I don't consider buskers as beggars, some of the licensed ones on the London Underground are very talented - there's one amazing electric blues guitarist. I happily donate to buskers, they're working. Beggars who sit there with a dog and a mournful look get nothing from me I'm afraid.