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Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


JiimyPopAli posted:

One scam I thought of the other day was a panhandler in downtown Toronto: "The Shaky Lady".

She would sit in a high traffic area and shake her whole body like she had horrible Parkinsons. People felt sorry for her and she made a lot of money doing it, until a reporter followed her and found that after she packed up at night she walked (slowly) to her car and drove to her $300k house in the suburbs where her symptoms mysteriously disappeared.

After she was outed in the paper she stopped showing up.

What a workout.

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Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


cheerfullydrab posted:

Aren't stories about how panhandlers are secretly rich and faking their mental illness like one of the oldest urban poo poo that didn't happen myths? They exist for a reason, so you can feel better about not giving bums money.

If panhandling didn't work, people wouldn't do it. There have been enough hidden camera exposes on the secret lives of panhandlers to make me believe that it isn't an urban legend.

Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


greazeball posted:

Only 90! Program expenses are what they're raising the funds for and what you want >80% of the expenses to be. Those guys spend 91 cents to raise one dollar and then spend less than 6 cents of that dollar on sherrifs or policemen

Program expenses are how much they spend to operate, which is separate from how much they spend to raise funds. That top "charity" only has about 3% left over after their total expenses.

Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


My voice is my passport?

Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


That hasn't been the case since the first or second season.

Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


peanut posted:

I put a fresh NO SALES OR RELIGION sticker on my doorbell today

With no sales or religion, your house must truly need someone to offer to sell you something or to suggest a religion.

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Rusty Shackelford
Feb 7, 2005


The Scion brand was no haggle.

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