I figured out a brilliant (IMHO) way to get rid of a beggar in a major city. I was crafting at the time when a level 13 rogue came up to me and asked if I could spare some change. I waiting until I was done crafting, /sat, and /afk’d. LOL. It took him about 2 seconds to turn away and run to the next 60+ to ask for money.
I relayed this incident to my wife, and she was astonished that “there are bums in WoW.” She doesn’t get it. Along the lines with people paying to get power leveled while they are at work, she doesn’t understand why someone would play to not play. If you are playing, why would you not want to get your own stuff? Her best quote was, “it’s not like they are homeless, right?” I followed that up with, “and I’ll bet their fingers aren’t broken.”
What do you do when you get a whisper and they are standing right there watching you?