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Last night (Monday night), I went to the Circle K on 9 mile and Pine Forest to fill up the truck around 9:30pm. A white ranger pulled up with two guys in it and they asked me if I could help them with some money for gas to make it home (to Cantonment). I had just gotten there and had to Pre-Pay:banghead but I told them I would give them some the gas I pre-paid for. I filled their tank with 5 gallons of gas and they left, very appreciative and thankful.



When they pulled off, I saw that they had two Hot Spots Bait and Tackle stickers on the back window. I was curious if either of you guys are a member on here or if anyone might know these guys. I don't want them to repay me, I just wanted to see if they were a member.
 

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Cantonment is WAY outta my way.

Twernt me and we all know 'Bone doesn't have wheels.

Good job Chris, who ever they were.
 

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Good job, Chris. That brings up an interesting point...I'm more likely to help or assist someone that I see displaying a sign of familiararity, a T-shirt, a sticker, etc. I know when Imeet someone and they mention the forum, I am more inclined to get to know 'em better. Just seems as tho I can identify with them. I meet people all the time and think, "Wonder if they're on the forum?" I know, how about a "missed connections" for the forum like on 'craigslist'?!
 

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There was a man and women asking for money in the Publix parking lot across the street last night. The woman said she worked in Walnut Hill and needed money for gas. I wonder if they were together. I didn't notice their vehicle.
 

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you never know, but hopefully they got home safe.

Reminds me of a few years back when I had a guy come up to me at a station saying the same thing. I told him I would buy him some gas but not give him $$. Went inside and paid the cashier 10 bucks for gas, left the station,but got curious and pulled next door into a grocery store lot. He never pumped the gas. Just kept asking other people for gas money. I watched for maybe 30 min and apparently he got gas money from several people besides me. I finally concluded he was splitting the $$ with the convenience store guy. Oh well.

Fast forward to the next Sunday afternoon, same station, same story. He approached me again, same story, broke and had to get home. I told him he needed to either make notes on what the people that he had conned previously looked like or change his story. He told me to &$&$&$ off and walked away. I left but also never went back to that station again, bought gas there for several years before but they lost me for good that day.

People need help sometimes, you just have to figure out who is real and who is a con guy
 

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I had a young girl in a Biloxi casino approach me and said she was broke and needed some money to eat on. I did not give her any but decided to watch her for a little while. Several men ended up giving her money and everytime they did, she would leave out of their sight and stick the money in a slot machine. I saw her do this about 5 times, until my buddy turned her in.
 

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Jenny and I were on vacation in Gulf Shores before we moved here. We were loading a glass top table in our car when she let her end slip and it ground into the concrete....effectively splitting in to a perfect schimitar of glass and her reaction was to bring it down on the top of her foot :boo Anyway she flipped out blood was spurting everywhere. She almost fainted. I took off my shirt wrapped it around her foot...picked her up threw her into the car and hauled ass to Foley to Baldwin Medical. I left my wallet and everything else at the house...:banghead ok fasttforward to hospital...I get her admitted and since we were on our way back to bham, I ran back to the condo to get our things....DOH gas gauge was to zero...I pulled into a station and begged folks for money...TO PAY AND PUMP GAS!!!...I offered my business cards and everything....folks just looked at me crazy...Finally I got desperate and asked a guy to pump 5 bicks gas in the car...he did but reluctantly...I got his address and got back to condo...got our things...blah blah blah....

I sent him a check for 20 bucks...he cashed it but I never heard from him...anyway Good job on helping legitimate folks out!
 

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My story sounds the same. Only I seem to have it happen about twice a year. AND I fall for it.

About 6 months ago I had a Girl approached me riding a bike. At Home Depot. She ask me if she could ask me a question. I thought I would be ahead of the game If I just said"OK but I dont Have any $"---------She rode off and I heard her say-GGEEEZZZZ----- all I wanted was the time.:blush:

I guessI couldpublish a list of popular lines people have fed me just to get a few $ while I have been fuelling up. I even had one tell me he was out of diesel, and wandered if I drove a diesel, and could help him.--------how did he know------Anyway. I gave him a 5$ fuel card at w-Mart. Needless to say he was gone before I could finish with the checkout. :banghead

OH WELL. I Hope that When I break down, someone will stop and see me.
 

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Long story short, guy in Lowes parking lot says he needs money for a place to stay that night. I say I only have credit card. He says we can go to an atm. I say I'll pay the motel. He says they don't take credit cards. I say bye bye.
 

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Too bad that we have all had similar situations,because people really DO need help sometimes!!!

I hate the con aspect of it all, if you just want $$, tell me that, some days, to be honest, I will give you $$ to buy your beer/wine, but if you really need to get home, PLEASE don't lie to me just to get 5 bucks!!!
 

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Too bad that we have all had similar situations,because people really DO need help sometimes!!!

I hate the con aspect of it all, if you just want $$, tell me that, some days, to be honest, I will give you $$ to buy your beer/wine, but if you really need to get home, PLEASE don't lie to me just to get 5 bucks!!!
 

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I had the same guy approach me FIVE times over the course of 4 months downtown. His story was the same everytime...He just got in town and found out his mother had died, but his car was broke down and needed money so he could get back for the funeral.

Whats sad is I've gotten so numb to these situations because of all thethe consout there, I dont even stop to think if the person is being sincere and really needs help. Its a shame...
 

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Linkovich (11/13/2009)I had the same guy approach me FIVE times over the course of 4 months downtown. His story was the same everytime...He just got in town and found out his mother had died, but his car was broke down and needed money so he could get back for the funeral.

Whats sad is I've gotten so numb to these situations because of all thethe consout there, I dont even stop to think if the person is being sincere and really needs help. Its a shame...
I think what you said has pretty much become the norm. Frustrating to have to figure out if someone really needs help.
 

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This has nothing to do with money but the other weekend while hunting near I-10 ..... Well...... I got really lost on this piece of property looking for a downed hog.... I mean it was a Swamp, water, cypress, lagoons, and a river, and I had a ...yeah A maglite with no idea the life of the old batteries in it, no cell phone and no friends... they were all gone! I was lost big time, except I knew the interstate was South of me.. I could hear it well! So after I stumbled around aimlessly for 2 hours in the woods, I began to think, if this light goes out Im really screwed! The interstate car noise was horrendous at night, couldnt hear yaself and it was a ways away from me even, the other 2 guys with me had no way of knowing where I was.... (we all were looking together within 50 yards) and then as I turned around NO LIGHTS.... and then it set in!

Welll I hurried to the noise, pride sucked up and I was South bound.... I get to the interestate and i was under the bridge, long arse bridge so I walked to the West end climbed the embankment and hopped the fence! Finally HUMANS! Im saved!

Just so you all know.......

Do not get the idea someone will pick you up on the interstate, a place you cant hitch hike remember.... well I walked down in the GRASS not near the pavement with a LIGHT thumb out and I never got a Brake light..... I cant blame them but, I figured one dang drunk would stop! LOL Well 2 miles later I made it to an Exit! I was beat and thirsty as heck. I had a pocket full of 20's and would have gladly paid anyone wanting or not for a ride.

Took me 3+ hrs to find the people I hunted with! LOL All of that was steady walking in woods and the angled side of the Interstate. I had no reason to carry a cell phone we all were together, didnt need a GPS we all were together, didnt need anything except a drag rope!! LOL .... Wont catch me with my pants down again! Im a quick learner! First time ever lost!

Get this!! The guy I was hunting with invited me off a forum... Kinda like here, lets say it was "BananaBob" and we all knew his name was BOB.... well I had no idea what his last name was... LOL The other guy I knew his info but not his number and he also traveled to get there.. I was severly screwed then! LOL Oh well I was lucky to remember his Phone number cause I wrote it down wrong and had to change it therfore it stuck in my brain! Shuuuuuuuuu... It was 47* and I was sweating like I robbed a Tom Thumb! LOL I am embarressed hope you all learned a lesson here.....

Ida still paid for travel time! Think, no hitchhiking, Yet he is, In camo, hmmmm, with a light and acknowledging his face withthe beam and the thumbs out...... Maybe he neeeds help?? Naa screw it he can walk! LOL

Oh well.... I always give if someone has the nerve to ask me unless they smell like a brewery or cigarette! Thats my criteria!

Steve
 
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