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Old 07-09-07, 02:16 PM
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odd confrontation with a homeless person

While a female friend and I were leaving a train station late at night a young gentleman walked behind us at about 15 feet distance saying 'hey' louder and louder as we ignored him. I kept walking until he was getting closer asking for change (change for his bill, not actual change). he was more clean than a homeless person, that made me think in retrospect he was more than begging/asking for change. As we walked on, saying 'no' he was getting upset that we were still walking. He was saying things like 'why you all afraid like im a killa or something' and it was pissing me off that he was so persistant and insulting. We kept walking and eventually said 'outta my way' and walked past us angrily.

Later I felt stupid thinking of what I could have done differently to not seem like a wuss--something confrontational I could have said/done that would neutralize things better but part of me thinks it would have upset him more and put him into 'killa' mode if he was indeed intending to mug us.

shoulda, woulda coulda?
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dude.. i was only asking for change....
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wtf you need change for at 1am?
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Maybe the bill acceptor on the Coke machine was busted.
Old 07-09-07, 02:27 PM
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Just stay away from my Rolex man, that's all I ask of the homeless....
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the skank only wanted exact change
Old 07-09-07, 02:30 PM
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some stupid homeless bitch tried to ask for money while my friend and I were paying the bill at a restaurant (outdoor seating). She got all angry and verbally insultive that we didn't give her anything... (well if you act that way, no one would give you anything, duh)
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What would Patrick Bateman do?
Old 07-09-07, 02:47 PM
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
While a female friend and I were leaving a train station late at night a young gentleman walked behind us at about 15 feet distance saying 'hey' louder and louder as we ignored him. I kept walking until he was getting closer asking for change (change for his bill, not actual change). he was more clean than a homeless person, that made me think in retrospect he was more than begging/asking for change. As we walked on, saying 'no' he was getting upset that we were still walking. He was saying things like 'why you all afraid like im a killa or something' and it was pissing me off that he was so persistant and insulting. We kept walking and eventually said 'outta my way' and walked past us angrily.

Later I felt stupid thinking of what I could have done differently to not seem like a wuss--something confrontational I could have said/done that would neutralize things better but part of me thinks it would have upset him more and put him into 'killa' mode if he was indeed intending to mug us.

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You could've kicked his ass and then landed yourself in jail. He probably wanted a confrontation anyway.
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Very unprofessional
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris
Later I felt stupid thinking of what I could have done differently to not seem like a wuss--something confrontational I could have said/done that would neutralize things better but part of me thinks it would have upset him more and put him into 'killa' mode if he was indeed intending to mug us.

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You did the right thing. He possibly was trying to stop you long enough to stick you with a knife or something.
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Tell him in a firm voice that you are not interested in whatever he is selling as you have no money on you and to leave you alone.

If he acts all confused, like," I am not selling anything", repeat that you are not interested in whatever it is he is selling, he will get annoyed and leave. oh and don't stop walking Yelling NOT INTERESTED after that a couple times sometimes helps too

The only way you can not look like a wuss is to just turn around and chuck norris kung fu kick his ass to death.
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Originally Posted by Save Ferris

Later I felt stupid thinking of what I could have done differently to not seem like a wuss--

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Turn around and say, "Dude. I don't have any change." and go on your merry way.
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You'd be surprised how many shrinking violet types are intimidated by the confrontational homeless routine. That's the only reason it works. Keep your money in your pocket and direct him to the nearest shelter.
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I'll usually acknowledge them and tell them I don't have anything. If you ignore people, they could get pissed that they're being ignored or think that you just don't hear them. It usually works just fine.

Well, except for one time. My fiancee and I were in Seattle and were approached by this older black man for some change. We both said we didn't have any to give and he said, "What's wrong, you don't like black people?" I just laughed and kept walking. He was walking slightly ahead of us at this point and asked another couple...they refused and so he said to them, "You two should hook up with those two back there. They hate black people, too." and pointed to us. It was pretty funny. Would have been more funny if he didn't present as someone with a mental illness.
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Originally Posted by solipsta
My fiancee and I were in Seattle and were approached by this older black man for some change. We both said we didn't have any to give and he said, "What's wrong, you don't like black people?" I just laughed and kept walking. He was walking slightly ahead of us at this point and asked another couple...they refused and so he said to them, "You two should hook up with those two back there. They hate black people, too." and pointed to us. It was pretty funny. Would have been more funny if he didn't present as someone with a mental illness.
I had that exact same thing happen to my family and I just above the Wacker Drive subway stop in Chicago.

I guess the bum must've guilted enough money off somebody to find his way to Seattle.
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My girlfriend and I were leaving a concert early one night. Two rough looking guys, I'm assuming homeless, were walking ahead of us. As we overtook them, one of them asked me if I wanted to buy the blanket that he was carrying. I did my typical "no, thanks" and we kept walking. He kept asking me if I wanted it, and I kept telling him I didn't.

We got about half a block away, and he was still yelling at me, getting upset that I wouldn't buy his blanket. He finally got so mad that he threw the blanket on the ground, and stormed off. His friend yelled something along the lines of "See what you did? Now my boyfriend is all pissed off. Why couldn't you just buy the blanket?" They turned at the corner and walked off into the night.

I went back and picked up the blanket. After washing it, I now use it to cover some stuff in my garage.
Old 07-10-07, 05:34 AM
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I had something similar happen while I was pumping my gas at a gas station at night.

Some ragged looking dude asks me if I can by him a drink. I said I didn't have any cash. which was true. He then asks me to go inside and put a beer on my credit card then. I laughed in his face and told him no. He just kept pushing and pushing until he finaly gave and took off into some bushes.
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Was he dressed as a tree?
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I was in DC last week and had a few run ins with homeless/crazy people. I went to the Chipotle in Chinatown. At the line to the cash register some 13-15 year old kid comes up to me and asks for $1. I said I didn't have anything. Then he asked my friend. My friend said no and told him to get out of her. The kid then called us motherfuckers and left but he was still in the restaurant asking people for change. How can they do this in a private place? I'm not surprised the workers there tolerate it. No matter where I went in DC the staff at restaurants couldn't really care less about their jobs.
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Originally Posted by Mopower
...My friend said no and told him to get out of her.
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I went back and picked up the blanket. After washing it, I now use it to cover some stuff in my garage.
Moving to Hot Deals!
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I usually combat this problem by asking homeless people for change before they can ask me. That confuses them, and they won't bother you.
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I usually combat this problem by asking homeless people for change before they can ask me. That confuses them, and they won't bother you.
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