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By $$$ / Wednesday 29 May 2013 04:49 / Australia
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Wonder how often these grandparent moments have gone unnoticed. I am glad FML is here to show us how crafty they can be. I personally look forward to be the old man down the road that builds a playground in the front yard and then have a very carefully designed sprinkler system to defend it. Every time a kid comes over to play on it, they will have to cross a mine field of sensors and lasers, just to get sprayed with a subterranean water gun. Then I wanna yell at the kids to stay out of my sp

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Eh. It's possible she genuinely can't afford those items and maybe forgets every week or has some form of dementia. Then again, she might just be a really convincing hustler. Either way, considering how crappily our old folk are treated by the government in Australia, the OP can at least feel good they gave a pensioner a decent meal. It's more than many get. :(

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#3 that was inspiring, you should write fortune cookie fortunes or hallmark cards. OP: I agree though, your heart was in the right place. Shame she violated it.

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That's what I thought. I would have called her out--loudly! This reminds me of something that happened to me. I was in a grocery store parking lot when a young man approached me, telling me that he swore he wasn't a bum and that he needed money for gas and giving me a story about how his four month old child was stranded in his car. I told him I'd like to help him, so if he would just wait a few minutes I'd be back with a gas can. Then he got all defensive, saying he was offended that I didn't t

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