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gdjoslin 06-24-2010 07:16 PM

Ellen had a Dental thing to do. I ask her to drop me off at Best Buy. We plan to meet a little later at Sam's Club. I checked out a few things at Best Buy and head to Sam's Club and Lowes. In order to get there I needed to cross Blackstone. Blackstone is a big busy street. I got the walk light and it changed almost 2 seconds later. I got stranded in the middle on the island. I heard a guy say something and I turned around. He was in the car by the island getting ready to make a left turn. "Thanks for your Service" he said again, I was wearing my Red USMC hat. He shoved a few dollars out the window. I waved him on and he just tossed it in my direction. As I was picking it up, I got a "Here you go buddy" and a few other words. I must have been there for about 3 minutes, but made $17.00!!
I wonder how much a real panhandler makes?

Dave 06-24-2010 07:22 PM

Dang, Gary. I don't know how I'd react to that, which was an EGF in nuclear power Error Going Forward. The first guy made a bad assumption and others glommed on to it.

I'd give the money to someone who really needed it.

mac91360 06-24-2010 07:26 PM

I have often wondered the same thing. I think here in Dallas we have some professional panhandlers and others that are truely in need.
Sad either way.


Dwayne 06-24-2010 08:38 PM

Wow Gary! It does speak volumes of peoples generosity even in this economy. That is the funniest thing I've heard in a long while, and came just when I needed a laugh.


gdjoslin 06-24-2010 08:45 PM

My wife thinks it would have been funn if the Police showed up. They just passed a local ordinance trying to stop panhandling. She would love to see me explaining to the Office that I was not panhandling, while waving a fist full of money.

Dwayne 06-24-2010 09:59 PM

Panhandling under false pretenses.


penny3333 06-25-2010 01:19 PM

Congratulations, Gary! If it had been me, they'd probably have run me over

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