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  1. #1

    Nov 2005
    Palestine Texas
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    I'm Rich!

    Not really. I cleaned all my clad and took it to the coinstar and ended up with $112 dollars. Not bad, but I had an incident while using the machine. This man came over and started watching me run my clad through the machine and commented on how much there was. He continued to stand there and comment about how much was adding up on the screen. I tried to ignore him but he just kept on. Finally, he walked away but then the lady he was with came over and asked if I couls "spare" some of my change. Now keep in mind I spotted this couple in the parking lot asking people for money. You could determine by their appearance and actions they were trying to get some money to get high. I told the woman, "Lady, if I could spare to give away money, I wouldn't be using this machine." She finally walked away. My wife came to the store with me and was picking up a few things while we were there. While returning to the truck, this same woman approached my wife and asked for money because she was out of gas and pointed to a nice SUV in the parking lot. I told my wife "come on" and continued walking to the truck. At this time I still haven't told my wife about them begging for money. I turn around and my wife is digging in her purse and handed the lady a dollar. When my wife got in the car I told her about this couple. She became angry and called the store as we were leaving and told them about these people making customers uncomfortable in and outside of the store. I hate when these people beg for someone to pay for their drug habit.
    Garrett AT Max

  2. #2
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    us
    Apr 2007
    Oklahoma
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    I hope the store management did something about them. Unfortunately it's a sign of the times we live in. Seems like everyday there are more and more of them.
    Happy Hunting

    Desertfox
    (Paul)

  3. #3
    us
    Jan 2007
    Mountain View, OK
    Garrett Ace 250
    660
    5 times

    Re: I'm Rich!

    In Dallas a panhandler can make three HUNDRED dollars on a good day. A friend that used to work at the homeless shelter was telling me about this, and the fact that all they need is a "peddler's license" and they can beg to their hearts content.
    "You should never take life too seriously....you are never going to get out alive." Van Wilder.

  4. #4
    us
    Dec 2008
    rome, ga
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    Some will try to scam you, I had a guy that needed a ride cause he had a flat. Next thing I know he was asking for 20.00 dollars and he would pay me back. This was after he was in my car I was giving him a ride I guess taking him home. He made it look like this guy had a tire and was charging him 20.00 for it I actually saw this guy calling him on my cell phone and acting like he was talking to him and telling him he was on his way. To make this story short I booted this guy out eventually and he didn't get his money. I will never give anybody a ride again.

  5. #5
    us
    Jan 2009
    Utah
    Whites XLT //Fisher CZ-3D
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    It's everywhere. I work to fight poverty. Theres plenty of work these people can do. A BUM will be A BUM. nuff said

  6. #6
    JP
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    May 2006
    Florida & San Salvador, El Salvador
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    "I'm rich" I thought you had hit the motherload . Good story.

    There was one of them sitting by the entrance to the parking lot of WalMart with a big sign of "WORK FOR FOOD" blah blah blah. A friend of mine, in a nice way, stopped and offered the guy a comfortable amount to work for him for a day. He gave my friend the finger, told him to F-off, and went back to sitting there with his sign.

    First off, doesn't the sign say "will work for food?" He offered him like $6 an hour and that was back in 1990.

    A few months later there was a lady standing there with a sign saying "he is a liar, he will not work for food." A picture of the lady and her sign with the guy sitting a few feet away ended up in the local newspaper.

    I have heard all the hard luck stories: I need gas to get home because my child is sick, My wife is in the hospital and I have no way to get there to see her, my car is in impound and they won't release it to me until I collect x-amount....etc....and these are ones that stink of pure 100% cheap wine.

    Guess how much money I have given to these lazy losers....NOTHING, NADA, NOT ONE PENNY.

    I've given money to legit causes and through my business we donate several services to poor people, but these are genuine people.

    Adventurer, warrior, mercenary, treasure hunter...

  7. #7
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    Annmarie, better half of RonandAnn ;)

    Jun 2006
    Virginia Beach
    Garrett Ace 250
    2,188
    46 times

    Re: I'm Rich!

    Congrats on your coinstar haul!

    I work at a grocery store and we have been getting more than the norm of folks asking our customers for money. The customers come in and complain and we go out and tell them that they are not authorized to solicit. Some will try to give excuses, some just walk away.

    Our latest was a teen on a bicylce. I was leaving the store for the day and saw this kid walking around the cars, sitting on their hoods, watching people go to their cars and then he would approach them. I did not feel comfortable watching this kid around the cars. I did not know if he was trying to break into them or what....that was why I was going in to tell the Grocery Manager, until the customers came up to me...

    As I was going back in the store, a couple of customers complained and I told them I was taking care of it. Told our Grocery Manager, who came out. He is a very tall, built man. All he did was walk outside and that kid hopped on his bike and hauled butt! LOL

    This past Fall, we had this guy come in daily. He had a cast on his leg (full leg cast), with crutches. He had been in the store many times. I never noticed him, but my fellow employees knew him as a regular customer who was always clean shaven, dressed well, etc. He would use the mobilized cart, buy some food, go to the customer seating area and eat his meal. He would come in for breakfast, lunch and dinner. When real cold out, he stayed longer at the seating area, but most of the time he would sit outside the store, well away from the entrance. He never bothered anyone. After awhile he would look so shabby, grubby, dirty and stunk!!! About 2 months later, he was no longer in the cast. Just around Christmas time, he came in, clean shaven, new clothes. He sat down to lunch. It was my lunch time and I went to eat. I sat at the table next to him. I'm a friendly sort and love talking to folks, so I said my 'Hello' to him. He showed me the watch he was given from the church. He told me how everyone at the church was so nice to him and helped. He told me about the job they got for him and how he was also going to help at the shelter because of all the nice people who helped him. I did not wish to pry into his personal life as to why he was in that situation. Well, he's come in since then from time to time....well dressed, clean, smelling good , seems happy now. I approached one of my fellow employees and she told me that one of her friends got him a job. Her friend volunteers at the shelter he was at. Her friend told her that he lost his job and his home (never a mention of a wife or kids) due to his leg injury. I don't know what job he did, why he lost his job or how he injured his leg, but I thought that was a very nice thing for her to do. He was not a druggie or alcoholic, he was a man who just got down on his luck and bounced back! Those are the stories I like to hear.

    I DO NOT give to anyone on the corners, in front of stores, etc....I give to charities that assist folks. If you want help, go to one of those places I donate to!!
    Illustrator Draftsman Second Class, Enlisted Surface Warfare, U.S. Navy (Retired), Mom of 3, Troop 65 Committee Member, Genealogist 35+ yrs

  8. #8
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    Ace250man

    Jul 2004
    Shelbyville or any yard where the owner will let me detect!
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    i always said that clad adds up,
    now you got to believe me....
    ALLEN

  9. #9
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    PA John

    Nov 2008
    York, PA
    Teknetics T2 (Coils: Stock, NEL SharpShooter, 4” “biscuit”, Whites Dual Field Surf PI, Garrett AT Pro (Stock & 5x8 Coils), ProPointer
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    I had one encounted on the NJ Turnpike at a rest stop, gave a guy $10.00 to get him home, supposedly. I went in and got something to eat, came back out and watched this guy work for about 15 minutes. He got money from three others while I watched in amazement! I guess he is the lowest of all treasure hunters!
    I will never do that again! I thought about it and I wonder if this guy sees a wallet with a wad of cash in it what would he do then??

    Becareful my friends!

  10. #10
    us
    Mar 2009
    Seymour, Indiana
    Minelab - Safari
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    All Types Of Treasure Hunting

    Re: I'm Rich!

    Theres pro's at there when it comes to scamming people, I'm glad your wife called, the store to alert them!
    Nice bunch of clad you rounded up!!

    HH Joe (Finman)

  11. #11
    us
    Jan 2007
    Mountain View, OK
    Garrett Ace 250
    660
    5 times

    Re: I'm Rich!

    Now, to give another side to this....When I lived in Shreveport, LA I was on my way back to the college (Centenary) in my junked car and saw this disheveled man in a ripped flannel shirt carrying a gas can down the side of the interstate. It was starting to rain, and in Louisiana, that is no joke. SO I stopped, and the guy got in. He asked if I could take him up to the gas station so he could get gas, as his father's truck had run out as he was taking it into town to pick up a lawnmower, which is why he had the gas can in the first place. Typical sob story, right?

    Well, we get to the gas station, and he had forgotten his wallet. Of course. So I figured, in for a penny, in for a pound, and paid for his five dollars worth of gas. (This was 95, so that was about five gallons, lol).

    We got back to the truck, and he gave me one of his business cards to write my address on so he could send me the money back. It said he was the VP of one of the larger banks in the Shreveport area. I figured sure, whatever and I am the pope. So I gave him my parents address, and forgot all about it.

    That Christmas, I got a package in the mail with no return address. It contained a very nice Arrow white button up shirt with a crisp hundred dollar bill in the pocket and a note saying Thank you for the ride and the gas. Sometimes human beings are not ALL cruddy scammers!
    "You should never take life too seriously....you are never going to get out alive." Van Wilder.

  12. #12
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    Annmarie, better half of RonandAnn ;)

    Jun 2006
    Virginia Beach
    Garrett Ace 250
    2,188
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    Quote Originally Posted by Libralabsoldier
    Now, to give another side to this....When I lived in Shreveport, LA I was on my way back to the college (Centenary) in my junked car and saw this disheveled man in a ripped flannel shirt carrying a gas can down the side of the interstate. It was starting to rain, and in Louisiana, that is no joke. SO I stopped, and the guy got in. He asked if I could take him up to the gas station so he could get gas, as his father's truck had run out as he was taking it into town to pick up a lawnmower, which is why he had the gas can in the first place. Typical sob story, right?

    Well, we get to the gas station, and he had forgotten his wallet. Of course. So I figured, in for a penny, in for a pound, and paid for his five dollars worth of gas. (This was 95, so that was about five gallons, lol).

    We got back to the truck, and he gave me one of his business cards to write my address on so he could send me the money back. It said he was the VP of one of the larger banks in the Shreveport area. I figured sure, whatever and I am the pope. So I gave him my parents address, and forgot all about it.

    That Christmas, I got a package in the mail with no return address. It contained a very nice Arrow white button up shirt with a crisp hundred dollar bill in the pocket and a note saying Thank you for the ride and the gas. Sometimes human beings are not ALL cruddy scammers!
    That's a very nice story...thanks for sharing! Puts faith back in folks, don't it? Arrow shirts...that is the ONLY shirt my granddaddy wored, white, long sleeved, all year long! Your kindess to a stranger came back three fold!
    Illustrator Draftsman Second Class, Enlisted Surface Warfare, U.S. Navy (Retired), Mom of 3, Troop 65 Committee Member, Genealogist 35+ yrs

  13. #13
    us
    Jan 2007
    Mountain View, OK
    Garrett Ace 250
    660
    5 times

    Re: I'm Rich!

    And consider that at the time, I am sure he was just as afraid of me, considering I had long hair, several piercings, and a ratty, junky car. He probably thought I was going to hit him up for money myself or start doing drugs in front of him! He was probably trying to help "clean me up" for the job market.....:P
    "You should never take life too seriously....you are never going to get out alive." Van Wilder.

  14. #14
    us
    Jul 2006
    MICHIGAN
    whites dfx and whites beachunter i.d. in summer
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    that is alot of clad...........time to go to chuck e cheese's with the kids! ........well if you have any
    WHEN THE GOING GETS TOUGH, THE TOUGH GO DIGGING.

  15. #15
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    monty

    Jan 2005
    Sand Springs, OK
    ACE 250, Garrett
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    Re: I'm Rich!

    Could anybody spare $20.00 for a cup of coffee? M nty
    Don't make me loose the hounds! If you dig, Cover up your holes.

 

 
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