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Being asked for money on the street-- any good stories?


I remember some sad situations which I will always remember, but some of the funnier ones: The guy with the sign "Need money for beer-- drunk but truthful," the guy who told me he needed money for heat as he'd gotten frostbite and might lose his toes (he was riding a bike at the time), and a great answer when my aunt asked how he would spend the dollar, "Fifty percent on food, twenty-five percent on drink, and the rest on pure frivolity." Which encounters have stayed with you over the years?

 

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    Dee aka Nonna 5 years ago

    You were touched by this woman and I was touched by the way you told about her.


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    MickS 5 years ago

    To show the value of a fiver then, it was a little more than my weekly pat of £4/-19/-0, before tax and National Insuraance. The tramp was coming it, asking for a shilling for a cup of tea.

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