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By Starving Student / Thursday 17 May 2012 03:42 / United States - Tacoma
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By  jerseyboy732  |  16

I'm with the cops, I hate panhandlers

By  avclovewsh  |  8

If you have the money to pay a cell phone or Internet bill to post this then you should have enough money to pay for your own gas .... We are all in the same situation and can not spare to give you our hard earned money .. Take a bus and figure it out with out begging or money ..

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By  jerseyboy732  |  16

I'm with the cops, I hate panhandlers

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  Llamacod  |  11

#29, sadly it isn't illegal everywhere. The, uh, "leaders" of my town allow panhandling

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  louiseth  |  9

I don't think he deserves it for not having enough money. He's a student. As a student, I know exactly how he feels. The real YDI is the fact that he's doing something illegal then complaining about getting caught. Catch a bus.

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  FajitaFreak  |  3

Too many negative votes, comment buried. Show the comment

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  happle  |  21

If you want money from people on the street, pick up an instrument or something. I'm more inclined to give a street performer money than a lazy person with a sign.

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  Duladian  |  19

103, get a bicycle then and if you cant get to the interview with out begging then dont apply for a job that far away. If I knew I had an interview that far away. I'd plan ahead and arrive in the area early to make sure I had the spare time. It's called planning ahead. Learn it, love it, embrace it.

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I don't mind if it's someone who obviously can't work, like the local crazies who can't even take care of themselves, led alone hold a job, or a single mom who is escaping an abusive relationship and is out on the street with nothing trying to care for her kids.... But healthy young people with no problems? Get off your damn lazy ass and get a job. I wanted to punch a guy who honest to god had a sign "I'd rather beg then steal" standing right next to a we're hiring sign at McDonald's. Get a job asshole. If you can't get a job, get a busking licence. I did that when I had an injury that prevented me working a standard job for a while.

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  ImaginaryFoe  |  0

Right. That's why I have no sympathy for OP. Everyone who complains about police having nothing better to do are usually stopping them from doing something better. I waited for 1/2 hour once watching a man get beat up because someone used the police as a taxi service.

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  pandalover69  |  26

good one 31 and I mean that. also OP you could try working as a cocktail waitress at a strip club. it's not something i would highly recommend it's definitely a last resort but I hear the tips are amazing but once again i don't highly recommend it because i knew some girls that did that and now they're heroin addicts. Still better then panhandling though.

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  NoisyNykkii  |  10

I dunno why people thumb people down for things like these. You can't just expect everyone to Google everything/: Panhandling is when you beg on the streets for money.

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  DocBastard  |  38

Don't listen to these people. "Panhandling" is when you hold a pan. OP was obviously cooking on the side of the road, trying to sell some food for money to buy gas. I thought that was obvious.

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  Jaxx66  |  21

57- I would just like to say; Google is not a perfect god. I was in Hawaii for the passed two weeks and I badly needed a NOS energy drink, so I google mapped a gas station. It said the closest gas station was 6 miles away. So off I go on my six mile hike to a this place to find out its not there. ;( it wasn't very nice to get trolled by Google.

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  saksxalmo  |  20

#98-- Google was just punishing you for something you did wrong. At least Google doesn't make the sky rain hellfire as punishment like all the other mainstream gods. He just gives your information out sometimes... and occasionally tells you to drive through bodies of water. :)

By  avclovewsh  |  8

If you have the money to pay a cell phone or Internet bill to post this then you should have enough money to pay for your own gas .... We are all in the same situation and can not spare to give you our hard earned money .. Take a bus and figure it out with out begging or money ..

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  challan  |  19

That's exactly what I was thinking. You Op, are a waste of space. How dare you beg me for money when you are probably typing on your iPhone 4? Some people truly are in need, and others will be hesitate to help them because of you taking advantage.

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  chellyX92  |  8

The name does say "starving student" the op could be a college kid. I have a iPhone 4S I'm in college and I'm broke as hell. Because my parents paid for the phone. That's probably what's going in this scenario, going off that name which could be fictitious. If not, if the op lives in a suburb area or an area that does not offer a bus system they can't easily get on the bus let alone pick up their father. Or the OP is a bumbling moron for standing near a freeway. Which is illeagle but more in the fact dangerous. OP if you knew you had to both pick up your father and go to an interview you should of not waited until the day of to have money. Sounds like u have growing up to do. In the mean time enjoy coming up with money for that ticket.

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  FajitaFreak  |  3

Are you a moron or something? Internet and cellphone services are paid for monthly, and even after a a few weeks of not being paid there is a grace period usually before they cut him off. He may have lost his job only a week or two ago. He'll still have these services since he has already paid ahead of time for them before he landed in this financial pickle. Man people are so thick.

By  pogue36  |  5

It's illegal to panhandle and stand near a freeway but I feel ya' cops never have nothing better to do then fuck with ya'.

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  isis_morrigan  |  18

Right, and when someone breaks into your house or commits some sort of illegal activity leaving you the victim for a change, don't even THINK about calling those assholes wearing a badge! Try calling one of your crackhead buddies, see if they can help.

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