What I did today, by edward Outside of the city limits of Tucson panhandlers can stand in the center median and wave their "will work for food" signs. I was stopped at an intersection so wide that a pedestrian could not be expected to make it all the way across on the walk light. It had a second "push to cross" button on a pole in the median so a person wouldn't be stranded there. We have a number of these wide intersections ,as I suppose a lot of communities do. I was watching a guy holding up his sign and walking down along the long line of cars stopped in the left turn lane. I am familiar with that intersection and it appeared to me that the line of vehicles was much longer than it should have been for that time of day. After several minutes the panhandler walked up to the "push to cross" button and pushed it. He then proceeded back down along the line of cars he was working. I suspected that the guy was working the traffic lights in his favor. By pushing the button at just the right interval he could delay the through traffic he was panhandling from. I pulled through the intersection on the green light and into a parking lot. I watched the guy for about ten minutes routinely returning and pushing the "push to cross" button. I was a bit amused by his creativity, but was more of the mind to whack the guy on the head with one of EVO'S frozen fish.