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aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:35 AM
So I'm in the parking lot just after renting a movie from blockbuster, and this guy frantically comes up to the window. He explains that his car has run out of gas, and he is stranded. His car was in the parking lot and he needed to get some gas. His problem was that he needed a gas container to get some gas into his car, but he didn't have enough money. So he begged us for some money. At first I said no, but then I began to feel sorry for him, and eventually I gave him 20$. He assured me that he would pay me back the money as soon as he went home. He said he would call me (he took my number) and return the money in just under an hour.

Come 4 hours later, the guy still hasn't called.

I don't know, sometimes I feel like I'm too nice, but I don't understand how people live with themselves after doing this.

What would you guys have done?

tennisIlove09
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:37 AM
Damn...if that was my parking lot, I would have escorted him out. haha.

(My new job is a security guard :p )

aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:37 AM
Oh, and I forgot to mention that I asked him for his phone number, but he quickly cut me off and said give me yours, I will contact you.

After he left I thought to myself, I should get something for collateral, or even some other information, but he had already raced off in the direction of wal mart to buy the gas container (Which was in the same plaza).

aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:38 AM
Damn...if that was my parking lot, I would have escorted him out. haha.

(My new job is a security guard :p )

Now, I think to myself that I should have followed him, but I just trusted the complete stranger, which sounds absolutely rediculous...

AjdeNate!
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:43 AM
funny that, i got $20 from some sucker tonight. :p

aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:44 AM
:lol: ...Seriously?


I'll leave you my address...

AjdeNate!
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:46 AM
nope, just playin. i don't need anyone else's money, got my own ;)

!<blocparty>!
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:22 AM
:haha:

OMG J, didn't your mama ever teach you? WTF, can't $20 get u like a lot of fuel in candada? You shudda have him like, 10.

Well, I know you can be taken advantage of now :devil:

sixfeetfree
Jun 25th, 2005, 09:14 AM
He probably needed money to rent a movie just as you drove off... heh heh

Oh, and I forgot to mention that I asked him for his phone number, but he quickly cut me off and said give me yours, I will contact you.

That should have been a huge red flag. Next time, ask them to try and start their car before handing out money, if they ask why, tell them you've been financially raped in the Blockbuster parking lot and you really want to feel safe to give out money, especially to boobs who lie in wait for generous people like yourself...

or, you could always sign to them as if you were deaf, and then sit back and watch them as they try to communicate with you... it's actually pretty amusing :lol:

aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:14 PM
:haha:

OMG J, didn't your mama ever teach you? WTF, can't $20 get u like a lot of fuel in candada? You shudda have him like, 10.

Well, I know you can be taken advantage of now :devil:

It was actually stupid. At first I said I had no money, and I initially thought I had no money, but I went to show him my wallet and I did have money. And so I was like... :unsure: Whoops, I do have a twenty...

azza
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:16 PM
$20 es prolly buying a Tenner with that or atleast a stick

Lord Chips
Jun 25th, 2005, 12:31 PM
There are two words you should have said to him. The second one is "off"

CooCooCachoo
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:36 PM
Well, you were kind, but also extremely stupid (sorry). I would never have done that, but you seem to be a good fool ;)

Knizzle
Jun 25th, 2005, 03:47 PM
Jahrim, I have a thing or two to teach you about life, lol.

alexusjonesfan
Jun 25th, 2005, 04:00 PM
lol where are you from, Mississauga? ;)

There was this one guy once next to an onramp to the gardiner wearing a cheap suit and holding up a broken cellphone. My dad stopped 'cause he's nice :tape: and the guy gave us this bs story about how he was some businessman from the US whose luggage and money had been stolen and his cell phone broke so he couldn't call anyone and he needed money for a plane ticket back to cincinnati which he'd repay...thankfully, at that point the light turned green and my dad's senses returned and we just sped off :p

Kart
Jun 25th, 2005, 05:06 PM
It is difficult though when people put you on the spot like that and take advantage of your good nature.

I probably would have given him some money as well but $20 seems a bit much.

tennislover
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:35 PM
:worship: :worship: :worship:
you are a very generous guy......
don't worry about what happened....
in life money is almost nothing.....

!<blocparty>!
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:37 PM
Jahrim, I have a thing or two to teach you about life, lol.

Shame he can't be that nice to us when playing topspin :lol: :o

Knizzle
Jun 25th, 2005, 06:40 PM
Shame he can't be that nice to us when playing topspin :lol: :o

:lol:

aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:15 PM
Yeah, I must admit, it was very naive of me, and I have learned my lesson. It was only 20 bucks, but still...

Knizzle
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:19 PM
Yeah, I must admit, it was very naive of me, and I have learned my lesson. It was only 20 bucks, but still...

ONLY 20 bucks?? Damn if it's like that then feel free to send me 20 dollars in the mail.

aNYthing
Jun 25th, 2005, 07:25 PM
What's ur address?

:lol:

Jokes, its only money...there are more important things in life ya know! But you are supposed to tell me that :ras:

Bezz
Jun 26th, 2005, 12:15 AM
Awww jarhim :hug: , thats so sad. It was very nice of yu, i refuse to speak to ppl from charities in the street so there is no way in hell i would give someone £10 :tape: . Lesson learned! :kiss:

cheesestix
Jun 26th, 2005, 12:31 AM
Yeah, I must admit, it was very naive of me, and I have learned my lesson. It was only 20 bucks, but still...

Be glad it was only $20. Just chalk it up to "a lesson learned". Next time, you'll be more savvy in a situation like that.

What I think about doing in situations like that is just speaking Russian to them. My Russian vocabulary is quite limited, but it should be enough to fake it....and all you really need to know is 1 phrase...."I don't speak English" (Ya nye gavaryu pa-Angliski). :)

aNYthing
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:39 AM
Awww jarhim :hug: , thats so sad. It was very nice of yu, i refuse to speak to ppl from charities in the street so there is no way in hell i would give someone £10 :tape: . Lesson learned! :kiss:
Thanks for your support bezz :hug:

aNYthing
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:40 AM
Be glad it was only $20. Just chalk it up to "a lesson learned". Next time, you'll be more savvy in a situation like that.

What I think about doing in situations like that is just speaking Russian to them. My Russian vocabulary is quite limited, but it should be enough to fake it....and all you really need to know is 1 phrase...."I don't speak English" (Ya nye gavaryu pa-Angliski). :)

Definately lesson learned. The other weird thing is that I am usually a very outspoken person. I am not the type to be scammed. But next time some total stranger walks up to me... :fiery: oooo... How bitter I will be...

Scotso
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Jahrim, can you loan me $1,000? My daughter needs surgery :sad:

I'll pay you back once the insurance comes through.

skanky~skanketta
Jun 26th, 2005, 03:48 AM
i'm glad i'm not a nice girl. i'd never give my money away to anyone.

mboyle
Jun 26th, 2005, 04:31 AM
Here's what you do:

1. be a nice person, give him the $20.

2. Be a smart person, give him the money ONLY on the condition that he give you his name, number and address (check his liscence to make sure he doesn't lie to you.)

If someone doesn't accept this condition, don't feel bad; that's his/her problem.

No Name Face
Jun 26th, 2005, 01:40 PM
Here's what you do:

1. be a nice person, give him the $20.

2. Be a smart person, give him the money ONLY on the condition that he give you his name, number and address (check his liscence to make sure he doesn't lie to you.)

If someone doesn't accept this condition, don't feel bad; that's his/her problem.

Yes.

Lord Nelson
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:22 PM
Oh Jahrim thanks for the 20 bucks you gave me. It really helped me out. Such a good chap you are.

decemberlove
Jun 26th, 2005, 09:37 PM
If some crazy man [he was probably a dopehead] came running up to my car window at night in a parking lot, I would've slammed on the gas pedal and been out before he could say a word to me. There's too many psychopaths in this world to take the risk.

Scotso
Jun 28th, 2005, 02:04 AM
I think it's stupid to give money to people in this country. In Mexico or something, I would do it.

aNYthing
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Here's what you do:

1. be a nice person, give him the $20.

2. Be a smart person, give him the money ONLY on the condition that he give you his name, number and address (check his liscence to make sure he doesn't lie to you.)

If someone doesn't accept this condition, don't feel bad; that's his/her problem.

Ya, I asked and he claimed he left his wallet at home, which is why he had no money...

And I still gave him the money! :lol: :rolleyes:

aNYthing
Jun 28th, 2005, 03:43 AM
Oh Jahrim thanks for the 20 bucks you gave me. It really helped me out. Such a good chap you are.

You're welcome :bigwave:

Come near me again and I will punch you! :fiery: :lol: Jokes.

kabuki
Jun 28th, 2005, 05:48 AM
So I'm in the parking lot just after renting a movie from blockbuster, and this guy frantically comes up to the window. He explains that his car has run out of gas, and he is stranded. His car was in the parking lot and he needed to get some gas. His problem was that he needed a gas container to get some gas into his car, but he didn't have enough money. So he begged us for some money. At first I said no, but then I began to feel sorry for him, and eventually I gave him 20$. He assured me that he would pay me back the money as soon as he went home. He said he would call me (he took my number) and return the money in just under an hour.

Come 4 hours later, the guy still hasn't called.

I don't know, sometimes I feel like I'm too nice, but I don't understand how people live with themselves after doing this.

What would you guys have done?

:retard:

:lol:

Wannabeknowitall
Jun 28th, 2005, 06:30 AM
So I'm in the parking lot just after renting a movie from blockbuster, and this guy frantically comes up to the window. He explains that his car has run out of gas, and he is stranded. His car was in the parking lot and he needed to get some gas. His problem was that he needed a gas container to get some gas into his car, but he didn't have enough money. So he begged us for some money. At first I said no, but then I began to feel sorry for him, and eventually I gave him 20$. He assured me that he would pay me back the money as soon as he went home. He said he would call me (he took my number) and return the money in just under an hour.

Come 4 hours later, the guy still hasn't called.

I don't know, sometimes I feel like I'm too nice, but I don't understand how people live with themselves after doing this.

What would you guys have done?

I would have went to get the gas container myself and gave him enough to get himself home?
If he was cute I might have given him 5 bucks just to see a smile across his face. Other than that I'm not one to give up money like that.