By Anonymous Pillock - 30/04/2014 22:25 - United Kingdom

Today, I came across a street musician. He looked extremely well-fed already, but his music was pretty good, so I gave him some spare change. As soon as I turned away, he started screaming at me for being "cheap", and chased me half a block before running out of breath. FML
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at least you were thoughtful enough to give him something in the first place! he should have been thankful.

Good thing he was 'extremely' well fed, if he was skinnier he may have caught you.

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at least you were thoughtful enough to give him something in the first place! he should have been thankful.

michaelaranda 28

Clearly, some musicians demand a higher rate.

incoherentrmblr 21

That money was just to buy cigarettes/alcohol anyway...

Ya see this is why I'd rather give my spare change to the homeless they need it more technically

daisylokes 16

he sounds like a nut case

This FML is one example of why I never give money to anybody I see on the streets, and plus they probably would just spend it on cigs or alcohol like #17 said

xxBFMVAAMIWxx 18

You realise not all street musicians are drug fucked losers who drink like a camel and smoke 2 packs a day right? I don't drink, smoke or do drugs, and I still occasionally busk when I have some free time between my professional bands, and most buskers out there aren't like that either. This guys reaction was uncalled for though, most of them I've seen, including me, actually stop the song momentarily to say thank you or weave it into the song, no matter hoe small the amount. Many of us just do it for the sheer fun of playing music and performing it, and are just as happy if we get no change as we are on a day when we get a sizeable amount of money. It's all down to his personal behaviour

1- Yeah, should be thankful for the exercise, too.

daisylokes 16

#28 I don't give money out anymore either what I usually do is buy them food, usually fruit and water, they seem to appreciate it though

It's all about them dollar bills

More like 'Pound Bills' seeing that OP is from England.

incoherentrmblr 21

Band on the run...

Good thing he was 'extremely' well fed, if he was skinnier he may have caught you.

shaww 28

You should've taken your change back if he didn't want it

Well now you know why he's asking for money as a street musician.

Wow, that guy needs to learn the phase "beggars can't be choosy"

Thank you for supporting a musician...even if they are psycho.

He should have been grateful to get anything at all.

Eccentricities are common for talented, knowledgeable musicians, and so is destitution; I'm reserving judgment of the guy. Besides, you got a funny story for an apparently cheap price.

He's so ungrateful. Sorry OP.