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Old 08-11-2011, 07:31 PM
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Beggars!

It's almost a daily occurrence now. Fueling at the Racetrac and somebody comes with some bs story begging for gasoline. Today was a new one. A scrub with a Murray tractor walks over trying to hand me his homemade business card "you know with the serrations from the card stock" saying "I'll take any accounts off your hands you dont want. I dont care how bad they are I can handle them!" Normally I would have a cut a promo on him but I just didn't know what to say. Anybody else have this happen yet?
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Old 08-12-2011, 10:56 PM
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The scrub with a Muarray tractor is, at least, doing something and not a beggar asking you for "gas money" for his car that is down the road.

How does that tie into the title of this post?
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Old 08-13-2011, 09:06 AM
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He was begging for accounts. He hangs out there everyday. Bothers every LCO that fuels there. One guy offered him a job but he says he can't work for other people.
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Old 08-13-2011, 10:19 AM
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Here's a worse beggar I run into in the inner city at gas stations - while you're pumping gas, dude walks up with a gas can and gives you some mumbo jumbo about just need a little to finish a yard, blah blah, blah.

1st time, I fell for it - guy couldn't get the spout off the can (obviously just stole that, too), I had to do it (safety tab). As he was walking away the thought hit me - hey, that guy just peddled you for $3.00. Knew damn well he was heading for his '82 Coupe de Ville so he could get to the next sucker.

Never again. Never.
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:12 PM
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Yep, I get hit up ALL the time. I tell them to get a job! It really ticks me off when somebody asks me for money. I even have people try and flag me down while i'm on the mower to ask...
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Old 08-14-2011, 10:29 PM
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Yep, I get hit up ALL the time. I tell them to get a job! It really ticks me off when somebody asks me for money. I even have people try and flag me down while i'm on the mower to ask...
Here, people come up to me at gas stations and ask for a job. Panhandling doesn't seem to be a real problem, here though.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:07 AM
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Happens to me all the time...

Most of the time I inform the manager of the fuel station where I'm at.

I have seen a person arrested for this.

It's the same with salesmen. I have tons of them call me every day.

I wish I could have these guys arrested.
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Old 08-15-2011, 10:53 AM
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I usually tell them i don't own the business i just work for them and i would get fired if i gave him gas from the company credit card. They don't even try and talk me into it they just walk away.

When i used to flat out tell them no they would always stay and try to talk me into it making me feel like more of a D-bag for not helping them.
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Old 08-16-2011, 06:45 PM
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I coulda swore I posted in here... Musta said something wrong..
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Old 08-16-2011, 07:17 PM
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i once had a guy try and sell me steaks out of a refer van at the gas station. i would have bought one but he couldnt sell me just one.. i had to buy a whole box for 200 bucks.. i told him no and he kept on trying to sell me them telling me i could sell some to my friends and family... i told him i would buy one and he could go and sell the rest to other people who dont want a whole box... i eventually told him to get lost and reported him to the management of the gas station... i havnt seen them back there since
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