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Nifty =) My last few comments were from an Internet Panhandler getting pissy with me for deleting his post begging for money. I've very politely responded to him twice already. He seems to have gotten the hint.

I like Vancouver's panhandlers. I can smile and say "no". They will usually thank me all the same and wish me good day. Sometimes, they will bless me on behalf of their deity.

If you choose to beg for money, that's your prerogative. But don't expect me to sympathize. I work hard to earn my living. You can do the same. Push me and I will lash back.

I'm a Wood Tiger;
Sun in Scorpio; Moon in Aries;
Ascendant in Leo; Sun in the Fourth House.
You'd most likely mistake me for a Virgo.
Until you piss me off.
Then you'd get a faceful.

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groomzilla
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
Wow, that's a cool feature. I didn't know about it until now. This would have been totally helpful when LJ wasn't emailing comments out.

In fact, I think I'm going to use this from now on instead of relying on LJ-mail.

I love Vancouver. You guys have such a cool, yet laid back city.
bride
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC)
It's new. Just went live =)

I love Vancouver. You guys have such a cool, yet laid back city.

We have our moments, but yeah, it's a good place to live =)
aliasa
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:38 pm (UTC)
is the comments tool a new lj feature? i didn't even know about it. nifty!!
bride
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:49 pm (UTC)
Yup, it's new. Just went live =)
serennig
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:43 pm (UTC)
Not to pull such a me-too, but bloody hell. That's a nifty feature!
bride
Jul. 20th, 2004 03:50 pm (UTC)
I expect it to be posted to lj_nifty any moment now =)
xinit
Jul. 20th, 2004 06:45 pm (UTC)
You need to come down to Gastown with me late at night then, because some of the "panhandlers" are downright nasty. Eating at the cheapest establishment in town one day, and I get yelled at by a woman that's DYING IN SEVEN HOURS....

She should have sought a second opinion, because she's still kicking 8 months later... still using the same story... still altering screaming obscenities, insulting potential benefactors and begging... Then she had the delusion that I was going to beat her up... She didn't appear to be stoned, so I'm guessing wicked DTs or clinically crazy.

You're right though, 90-99% of them are pleasant enough about being turned down.
bride
Jul. 20th, 2004 09:50 pm (UTC)
Wow, what a charmer =D
incognita
Jul. 20th, 2004 08:07 pm (UTC)
If you choose to beg for money, that's your prerogative. But don't expect me to sympathize. I work hard to earn my living. You can do the same.

I couldn't agree with you more.
karinakarina
Jul. 20th, 2004 11:15 pm (UTC)
i'm curious. exactly what did the internet panhandler say?
bride
Jul. 20th, 2004 11:30 pm (UTC)
His post was a sob story about wanting money to go see his girlfriend somewhere in the continental USA and didn't have the money for a plane ticket... or similar.

Then the comment was:

You didn't have to delete my donation post you know. i'm just trying here... it's not spam. i'm serious. what would it hurt for you to let people read it and possibly help a little. It's not like I'm asking for much.
athanata
Jul. 21st, 2004 07:19 am (UTC)
whoa that's ridiculous! internet panhandling!?!
bride
Jul. 21st, 2004 08:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, it actually happens quite a bit. It's sometimes very lucrative because, well, it's a fresh new idea and people are intrigued - stick a donation button on a page and write up some sob story.

This one made its rounds a while ago. They're married now and still panhandling to pay off their wedding debt. But the story before was that they wanted this huge wedding that they couldn't afford and wanted everyone else to pay for it.
(Anonymous)
Jul. 22nd, 2004 05:46 am (UTC)
Internet Pan Handling
Pay for a big wedding? Beg for money? Absurd. What passes for fudiciary responsibility these days is a travesty.
mdmh (www.mdmhvonpa.blogspot.com)
bride
Jul. 22nd, 2004 08:04 am (UTC)
Re: Internet Pan Handling
I know! >K{
karinakarina
Jul. 21st, 2004 07:06 pm (UTC)
ohhhh. that's new.
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