To be honest, I think networking will help you out a lot. Put yourself on their radar.
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That's how I know you're a loser. The fact that you'll try to assume the worse about my personal life just because you can't hold your own in a debate against me. What's even more ridiculous is the fact that you'd compare tipping in a restaurant to supporting my family. You're a sad individual and a sore loser, pal.
I could have sworn I was talking about America....which you knew. But since you can't show me any American cases of that sort, you resort to purposely going off the subject. You lost, pal. Take your loss and go home.
You can't worry about stuff like that. It's only $25. If a person has to scam for that small amount of money, it says more about them than it does about you. You were being helpful, which shows good character on your part. If it's a loss, then accept it and move on.