THE HOMELESS GUY HAS MORE MONEY THAN YOU
Most of us give to the homeless, but we are now learning that some homeless aren't so homeless in Charleston, South Carolina. Locals are well aware of the "regulars," but those visiting have little idea of the "system" that many homeless people have designed in order to make some cash. Great cash at that! Some "homeless" ladies and gentlemen make more than people with a full time job. Good for them, but is there something wrong with this picture? Well, that's up for a long debate.
Do you know how to spot the "homeless?" Do you know what "the system" looks like? If you are a regular, you most likely do, but if you are visiting, we are here to help you out. IT IS TIME PEOPLE CALLED OUT SCAM ARTISTS!
~~~~> LOOK OUT FOR A CAUCASIAN MALE WITH STRAWBERRY BLOND SHORT HAIR WHO IS ALWAYS DRESSED LIKE A PROFESSIONAL CAR SALESMAN! HE LIKES LIGHT COLORED SHIRTS LIKE A BABY BLUE OR GREEN AND USUALLY WEARS REALLY NICE DRESS PANTS THAT ARE TYPICALLY IRONED. HE IS ABOUT THIRTY FIVE TO FORTY YEARS OF AGE. SIX FEET. HE HAS BANGS. HE IS REALLY GOOD AT PERSUADING PEOPLE INTO BELIEVING HIS STORY. THE STORY WILL BE ABOUT A CAR THAT WAS TOWED WHILE HE WAS VISITING A FRIEND DOWNTOWN. HE WILL NEED ABOUT $20 TO PAY FOR HIS UBER RIDE OR A TAXI RIDE (UBER'S DON'T TAKE CASH). HE WILL TRY TO EXCHANGE NUMBERS WITH YOU. THIS GUY IS SO GOOD AT BS THAT YOU WILL ACTUALLY FEEL BAD FOR HIM. DO NOT GIVE HIM A THING. CALL HIM OUT ON HIS GREAT STORYTELLING SKILLS BECAUSE HE DOES THIS ALL DAY EVERY DAY! WE LIKE TO GIVE HIM A FEW BUCKS FOR HIS EFFORT, BUT THAT'S UP TO YOU. HE TYPICALLY APPROACHES PEOPLE AROUND THE LESS BUSY STREETS OF CHARLESTON, SOUTH CAROLINA, BUT HE IS ALWAYS DOWNTOWN. THERE ARE ABOUT SIX OF THEM WHO TRY TO COME UP WITH THEIR OWN ROUTINE OF SCAMMING VISITORS OUT OF MONEY. TRUST YOUR GUT, BUT THE NOT SO HOMELESS DO EXIST AND NEED TO BE CALLED OUT. NO NEED TO BE RUDE TO THEM, BUT NOTHING IS WRONG WITH CONFIDENTLY SAYING SOMETHING REAL. BASICALLY, IF IT FEELS WRONG, IT MOST LIKELY IS WRONG. DON'T BITE YOUR TONGUE AND ENCOURAGE CRAPPY BEHAVIOR.
AND THAT'S THE PROGRESS WE CAN MAKE AS PEOPLE!
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