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Old 02-15-2017, 08:50pm   #1 (permalink)
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Tonight my daughter and I went out for dinner. After we parked and got out of the car, this 15yo Ford Explorer pulls up with this black guy and his daughter in it (she looked about 7 or 8, playing on some Nintendo thing). "Excuse me sir..."

So out comes a sob story about how his daughter was at the hospital today, and they live somewhere across town...blah blah. I was already mentally shooting holes in his story but I didn't want to argue, so I look at him and said...

ME: "I'm sorry...I don't have any cash" (which was true).

HIM: "Ohhh I don't need money. I actually make a very good living" (as I'm eyeing this shitbox he's driving). "Maybe you could follow me to the gas station and put gas in the car for me."

ME: "I'm sorry I'm not in a position to do that now"

Now he says in a more aggressive tone "Why don't you just say you're not going to help!"

I look up at the sky, then down, then "OK! I'm not going to help!" and I start walking to the restaurant. He says "Great! Thank you!" in a real sarcastic tone"

ME: "You're welcome!"

HIM: "Have a blessed day!" (even more sarcastic)

ME: "You do the same" at which point he nearly sideswipes another car peeling out.

Don't you just love the entitlement in this world? I'm not going to give him money or fill his gas tank, and somehow I'm given an attitude as if to say I'M the bad guy. He'll probably go home and yell at his friends how "whitey is keeping the black man down." I just couldn't get over what a jackass this guy must look like to his daughter.

Rant off. My steak was delicious.
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:54pm   #3 (permalink)
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My favorite thing was back when I smoked and someone would ask me if I had a extra cigarette. I would blow smoke in their direction and say "I don't smoke".
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Old 02-15-2017, 08:59pm   #4 (permalink)
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Can't believe what a dick you are for not helping that poor bastard, who makes such a great living he can't afford his own gas.

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Make a good living and begging for gas money?
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I just tell people the truth - I don't have any cash.

I've never had someone respond by asking me to follow them and use my credit card to buy them shit. If I ever do, I'll give a hearty chuckle.
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I am so glad it didn't turn out bad for you Mike, so many times it does in cases like this.
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here in NY usually ends bad, glad your turned out OK
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He didn't go home and yell at his friends. He just drove to the next restaurant for his next mark.
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ME: "I'm sorry...I don't have any cash" (which was true).
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ME: "I'm sorry I'm not in a position to do that now"
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ME "OK! I'm not going to help!"

Seriously, you should of said that last one at the beginning. I always look them straight in the eye and say "no"; they appear to realize I won't give them anything and don't waste any more of my time.

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I just couldn't get over what a jackass this guy must look like to his daughter.
Sadly it's likely he's a hero to her.
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He's teaching her how to beg.
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Seriously, you should of said that last one at the beginning. I always look them straight in the eye and say "no"; they appear to realize I won't give them anything and don't waste any more of my time.
I was trying to be as polite as I could possible stomach. I didn't realize the new tactic of "follow me to a gas station" was coming. " My first clue was that he said he was so short on gas, yet was he driving around in his heap asking for gas? Why didn't he pull over at a gas station and ask people there.

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Can't believe what a dick you are for not helping that poor bastard, who makes such a great living he can't afford his own gas.

You could have stopped at "are".

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After the Joplin tornado there was a lot of reports of people scamming other people out of money, claiming to be tornado victims or whatever. I was at Sam's Club gassing up my vehicle prior to yet another trip to my mom's destroyed house to pick through stuff (I only did it for her, we threw away nearly everything we tried to save.) A woman who was parked near the pumps got out of her car and came over and said she had lost everything and needed some gas so she could travel to Arkansas to stay at a relative's house.

First thing I noticed was her car has Arkansas tags. Feeling somewhat charitable, I said "Sure, I'll pump some gas in for you. Just pull up to a pump."

Oh, can I just have cash instead?

"No, you said you needed gas. I'll fill your tank up, but I don't have cash."

I need cash, I already have a full tank.

She persisted for awhile longer, and I just totally ignored her. She went over and started begging from someone four or five bays down. A cop drove by the pumps and I flagged him down and told him what she was doing. We were really getting sick of these people taking advantage of people's generosity in the wake of a disaster to scam money. He pulled up to her car and she came running over to it. He told her to get the hell out of town or they'd arrest her for something or other. She hightailed it out of there, flipping me the bird as she left.
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my barn needs a good cleaning out. likely several days of hard work await me someday when i have time and feel so inclined.

i've considered finding someone with a "needs work" sign and hooking them up. but then i'd have to take them back to our place....not sure i want some stranger knowing where i live and getting an idea that we have stuff worth stealing at a later date.

so the barn stays messy for now.
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my barn needs a good cleaning out.

i've considered finding someone with a "needs work" sign and hooking them up. but then i'd have to take them back to our place....
no... No... NO!

Never approach a stranger on something like this. Instead, ask a friend or trusted co-worker to give names. We have churches in the area with youth groups are eager for this type of thing.

Most public "needs work" types are scammers or convicted felons.
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no... No... NO!

Never approach a stranger on something like this. Instead, ask a friend or trusted co-worker to give names. We have churches in the area with youth groups are eager for this type of thing.

Most public "needs work" types are scammers or convicted felons.
it's not work that needs to be done, but i'd like to clean it out someday. i can do it myself. just a matter of finding time and energy to do so.

churches......yeah, that's another topic.....
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churches......yeah, that's another topic.....


around here... teens in these youth-groups don't dress liked gang members, are polite, do great work, thankful for the opportunity.
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my barn needs a good cleaning out. likely several days of hard work await me someday when i have time and feel so inclined.

i've considered finding someone with a "needs work" sign and hooking them up. but then i'd have to take them back to our place....not sure i want some stranger knowing where i live and getting an idea that we have stuff worth stealing at a later date.

so the barn stays messy for now.

You're in New Mexico.

Drive by the nearest Lowes or Home Depot and pick up a couple of Mexican illegals. They'll actually earn their pay and do a good job.

And I say this as a deportation-supporting Trump voter.
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That kind of shit never happens to me.

But if it HAD, I'd have dropped my britches and demanded a rusty trombone, then hopped in my car and sped off.
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