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post #11416 of 11477

I haven't had a penny in cash in my pocket in probably the last 5 years

post #11417 of 11477
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Originally Posted by sugarbutch View Post

pBOOTH, do what you'd do if you hadn't made conversation with him. Look at it this way: If a newsstand vendor had asked you the same thing, you wouldn't feel compelled to buy a paper every time you saw him, would you?

Not really the same thing.
post #11418 of 11477
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Originally Posted by patrickBOOTH View Post

Predicament to run by you all:

A few weeks ago this guy I see riding his bike a lot in my neighborhood pulls up to me on my block and says, "Hey man, I see you all of the time in the neighborhood. You're always dressed up, I'm so curious as to what you do for work." We had a pleasant conversation. He was a bit scraggly, but it was warm out and he's a hipster so I didn't think anything of it. Now, I see this guy begging for money at intersections and such. Naturally he sees me, knows me now, and is all, "hey man, could you spare anything for me?" I literally didn't have any cash at the time, but I felt kind of like a dickhead. The issue is, I am seeing this guy begging often now, I feel like if I give him something he's going to try and hit me up for money constantly, but not giving him anything I feel bad given our short conversation. I feel hostage on my own block.

Do I never give him anything?
Do I give him something every time I see him?
Do I stagger when I "have cash vs. not have cash?

Hand him a referral card for a local homeless shelter. This is actually what homeless advocates suggest that you do, so you're on solid ground. Plus, after you give him one, he'll never bother you again.

In the alternative, you could just pay him to follow you around carrying your overcoat in case the weather turns.
post #11419 of 11477
So, DEP has the intersection of Broadway & 12th St totally ripped up for some kind of underground pipe maintenance that is tying up traffic both down Broadway and across 12th. There's a giant flatbed loaded with the sidewalk shed that is about to engulf the Strand bookstore (same intersection), PLUS a huge crowd lined up under the rising scaffolding waiting to see lil' Wayne (sp?) who is doing a signing inside. Throw in a dozen cops (commander-types, not flatfoots) who are presumably monitoring lil' Wayne's doings and you've got a real sh!tshow plain.gif
post #11420 of 11477
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Originally Posted by romafan View Post

So, DEP has the intersection of Broadway & 12th St totally ripped up for some kind of underground pipe maintenance that is tying up traffic both down Broadway and across 12th. There's a giant flatbed loaded with the sidewalk shed that is about to engulf the Strand bookstore (same intersection), PLUS a huge crowd lined up under the rising scaffolding waiting to see lil' Wayne (sp?) who is doing a signing inside. Throw in a dozen cops (commander-types, not flatfoots) who are presumably monitoring lil' Wayne's doings and you've got a real sh!tshow plain.gif


Lil Wayne, you remember him, "hey, hey, hey!"


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post #11421 of 11477
Thread Starter 
You have no idea what you're talking about. Not only is that not Lil Wayne, that's not even Dwayne Wayne.

post #11422 of 11477
Was there ever a nice sweater worn on the Cosby show and its offshoots confused.gif
post #11423 of 11477
The least offensive I could find:





Not sure any can clear the "nice" bar...
post #11424 of 11477
What are you wankers always moaning about? Feels like paradise out here, just like it felt the last time I visited from Phillyhell
post #11425 of 11477
Thread Starter 
why do you hate philly? I was just there and had a great time. always have a good time.
post #11426 of 11477
I used to like Philly before I moved there. It takes a while to feel the city's affective core of resentment and anger over its own relative mediocrity. After a while that's mostly what you notice about the place. I do ham it up though--my day to day life is fine
post #11427 of 11477
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Originally Posted by erictheobscure View Post

. It takes a while to feel the city's affective core of resentment and anger over its own relative mediocrity.

Isn't that kind of what the city of my birth is known for, though?





http://uproxx.com/tv/game-of-thrones-dragons-philly-boo/
post #11428 of 11477

I've been in Philadelphia (99% Center City) for the past 3 months due to work. It hasn't been so bad.

post #11429 of 11477
With the whole block west of it gone into thin air, Grand Central is quite majestic to look at now. From Madison, in the evening, it's really grand
post #11430 of 11477
Thread Starter 
Rain kills trouser creases dead.
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