Originally Posted by FLMountainMan
So I'm jogging today, for probably the first time in a month (at least). The heat index is ninety-five and I'm going up and down Tallahassee's considerable hills. I'm just starting up the hill that goes back to my house when some asshole in a pickup stops his truck in middle of the road and asks me for two bucks. I'm wearing board shorts and a t-shirt. I stop and pant out:...
Two recent panhandling stories:
I was driving in my car and I stop at a red light, which is next to a bus stop. A guy at the bus stop waves at me, so I think maybe he's telling me I have a flat tire or a light that's gone out or something. I roll down my window and he says, "Dude, can you give me three dollars? I'm real poor." I shake my head and roll up the window. This guy must be new to panhandling as I've never heard a panhandler say "I'm poor"; they usually have a more specific reason like "just lost my job", "got two babies to feed", etc. He was at a bus stop so he could've even tried "I need money for the bus".
Another incident happened to my girlfriend. She was walking to her car to get something and a guy with a blind man's walking stick walks toward her, tapping his stick around, and says "Excuse me, ma'am". Now how would a blind person know that she was a woman? So she just ignored him and came back inside. Impersonating a blind person is really low. This guy must've just started using that trick if he made such an amateur mistake.
Originally Posted by globetrotter
Kwik, you need to get to Germany during white asparagus season - I think early march. people go nuts over white asparagus, its thick around and lily white.