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post #796 of 1735
I have found the best way to deal with such panhandlers and crazies is as follows. When they ask for money or something I say, "Sorry, don't have anymore cash. But there's a guy coming right behind me in a (insert name of local sports team) hoodie who has some cash and was handing some out. You should ask him." They generally then leave me alone.
post #797 of 1735
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Originally Posted by FidelCashflow View Post

NYC's subway is something else - last time I was there I decided to check out downtown around Century 21, didn't get anything, stopped to get a smoothie at McDonalds and made my way towards the subway to head back to my hotel near times square.
Some disheveled lady with what looked to be an *actual hole in her forehead* (to this day, I still can't figure out WTF it was - I was afraid to stare too long, but I still remember it) looks at me as I'm heading towards the subway entrance and casually comments "That's a tasty looking drink - must be refreshing on a hot day like today." - I just responded "yup" as I kept walking, she then starts to walk alongside me and asks "will you buy me one?" not knowing what to say I just said "No, thanks" and sped up a little, and she went ballistic. She started screaming and ranting about the heat and about how I had a smoothie and she didn't have one and it was unfair and I was a cheap MF'er - I just thought to myself "Oh God - just make it past a turnstile in the subway and it will be all good, she won't follow me" - she trailed me down the stairs screaming with her bags in tow - finally I get past the turnstile after swiping my card only and breathe a sigh of relief only to hear her say "YOU THINK I DON'T HAVE A METROCARD, BITCH?!?!?!" She then proceeded to scream at me on the platform for 4 minutes while I stood there uncomfortably pretending to not hear her and everyone else just watched until my train arrived shog[1].gif.

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post #798 of 1735
I would have made eye contact with her, took one last sip of the smoothie and then threw the rest in the garbage and put my shades on and said "DEAL WITH IT".
post #799 of 1735
the world is full of psychos FidelCashFlow! lol8[1].gif
post #800 of 1735
and on that note, a rush hour packed train springs attempted pen stabbings. What could go wrong.

http://gothamist.com/2012/12/03/video_stepped_upon_lady_loses_it_on.php
post #801 of 1735
ok, so the Post's coverage of the whole fight/murder thing yesterday is a little uhoh.gif
post #802 of 1735
^^

par for the course for The Post.
post #803 of 1735
When I worked at the Post I remember walking in each day, reading the headline on the papers in the lobby on my way to the elevator and smh in disbelief/disgust . Sometimes it was just funny. Especially since I know everyone who writes those stories.
post #804 of 1735

Got in a good shoulder slam today to a guy who totally deserved it. A good twenty people were still trying to get out, and he looked like he cut in front another dozen waiting to get in.

post #805 of 1735
Thread Starter 
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Originally Posted by gomestar View Post

ok, so the Post's coverage of the whole fight/murder thing yesterday is a little uhoh.gif

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Originally Posted by edmorel View Post

^^
par for the course for The Post.

Seriously. The Post is either hilarious, or borderline offensive. But I mean somebody taking a picture of the guy about to get hit rather than fucking helping him is exactly what is wrong with society. People should be ashamed of themselves. People get hit too often and I think to myself, where the fuck were people?!!? There is no way I wouldn't notice somebody fall onto the tracks and not immediately try to help them. I honestly feel people are sick and secretly want to see somebody get smushed by a train. I mean, that is the only way I can see it.
post #806 of 1735
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post
I honestly feel people are sick and secretly want to see somebody get smushed by a train.

There's probably a bit of that in all of us; the question is to what extent do we allow it to determine the way we interact with the outside world.

 

Stuff like that is interesting, as horrific as it is. I don't want that to happen to anybody, I don't want to see it happen to somebody, but if I had seen such a thing happen (and I have, but with a bus), a part of me would be fascinated by what just happened and my emotional reaction to it.

 

I imagine that if there had been fewer people present, the more likely it would have been that someone would've helped (as they would be less likely to simply wait to see if someone else steps in and takes responsibility for being a human being and part of a society)

post #807 of 1735
Thread Starter 
A guy is about to be creamed by a train. Do I get out my phone and snap a picture, or do I try to help? Hmm, my blog could use this...
post #808 of 1735

I actually hadn't seen the picture until just now. The photographer claims he was taking pictures while running towards the guy trying to alert the train with the camera flash.

 

Regardless of the veracity of the claim, that he then sold the picture to the Post is pretty fucked up. And that he will only talk to the media if paid further undermines his character.

 

I'm surprised how empty the platform is, as well as how easy it would have been to help the poor guy.

 

On a related note, I don't understand how people enjoy the Saw movies. The opening lines of the Stephen King essay, Why We Crave Horror Movies:
"I think we're all mentally ill; those of us outside asylums only hide it a little better--and maybe not that much better, after all."

 

http://drmarkwomack.com/pdfs/horrormovies.pdf
 

a quick and germane read

post #809 of 1735
Thread Starter 
The freelancer is a liar. People take pictures all of the time on subway platforms, you think conductors don't know this? Isn't there a law where you can be put in jail for not helping somebody? You know like the last episode of Seinfeld? Well this fuck should go right to jail.
post #810 of 1735
unsure if the photo caused enough commotion, the post has once again put it on their front page.
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