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Old 07-12-2016, 09:45 AM   #57
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Many years ago I worked at a Target store near a major intersection. We used to watch every day a certain couple work the corner for hours on end. One would sit in a wheelchair with a cast on their leg while the other would hold up the sign and collect the donations. A few hours later they would switch places and the cast would be on the other person. When they were done for the day they would pack it all up and head to Target for some shopping.

On the flip side of that was another guy who worked a corner washing your windshield when you stopped. He always asked if he could and never asked for money. Folks would tip him. The news did an interview with him and he claimed he pulled in over 40K a year just by being nice. Not everyone tipped and he was always ok with that and smiled and waved them on.
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Old 07-18-2016, 07:31 PM   #58
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I get the Gas Can Scam quite often. They are particularly bad in the south. Atlanta has to be the worst. The religious fanatics are getting pretty numerous too. We definitely need to add more chlorine to the gene pool.
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I get the Gas Can Scam quite often. They are particularly bad in the south. Atlanta has to be the worst. The religious fanatics are getting pretty numerous too. We definitely need to add more chlorine to the gene pool.


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My guess is for some reason a MH at the gas pump is indeed a magnet for all types of people to approach you. My most recent was two guys who were circling my coach as I fueled it up. I think I correctly assessed their intent when I raised my shirt so that one of them could see what was on my hip.

They disappeared in a hurry.
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I had a guy come up to me on the Indiana Turnpike. I was EAST bound with just my pick up and stopped to get a cup of coffee. This guy comes up to me asking for money for gas to get his family from Ohio to Illinois. I asked him about his origin and destination to make sure I heard him correctly. Sure enough, he said the same thing. I looked at him and said, Naw. Something fishy about your story. He had the gall to ask me what was fishy..........
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I think I correctly assessed their intent when I raised my shirt so that one of them could see what was on my hip.

They disappeared in a hurry.[/QUOTE]

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They disappeared in a hurry.
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In some states that would be called brandishing a firearm and could get you a free night room and board.

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Thank you for the stories, this was a pleasure to read. Very entertaining
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In some states that would be called brandishing a firearm and could get you a free night room and board.

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And in some places that could make you a target.
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My guess is for some reason a MH at the gas pump is indeed a magnet for all types of people to approach you. My most recent was two guys who were circling my coach as I fueled it up. I think I correctly assessed their intent when I raised my shirt so that one of them could see what was on my hip.

They disappeared in a hurry.
That happened to us in San Bernadino, we were on vacation. Pulled off the freeway to get gas we had this guy ask us for twenty dollars. He had already intimidated this women in front of us, so she gave him money. When we refused he got in front of us so my husband being in law enforcement showed him his hip also. We saw a patrol car in the shopping center and let hem know he was not only panhandling but intimidating people at the ATM and pumps. We do not give money to people it is a scam so they don't have o work.
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We have only Been RVing for two years And we have had more nut jobs, it's all kinds of stories come up to us like maybe you should stop taking all the gas, other people need some. Some guy in New Mexico told me that when we filling up. This guy ask seven people for gas. All a different story.
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This kind of low-life makes it hard on the folks out there that REALLY need help!
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This kind of low-life makes it hard on the folks out there that REALLY need help!
Agreed, and its hard to tell them apart, well sometimes anyway.
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This kind of low-life makes it hard on the folks out there that REALLY need help!


Good point, there are some out there who are truly needy. To those I am willing to give a helping hand, maybe buy them a lunch, but I won't hand out cash. If they are truly needy, they will accept with gratitude.
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