Only giving without expecting something back can be called alms, all the rest is business ....
The man was so busy to make his account that he didn't notice me, so now you can look with me in his bowl. He had even a bowl that you can buy here made from polyester, light and strong.
Old people don't have a pension here, so often they have to live on charity. He was sitting outside the Pathirakaliyaman Temple, inside the temple they are not allowed to beg.
Be aware about the meaning of alms as a gentle modest act of sharing charity to your fellow human being in need, be aware of the difference.