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Yet another expat con man encounter at Ayala - "You got the time?"


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Sounds like the guy from Alabama ...' lost his business and has heart trouble and needs a few peso's ', I cut him off last summer in mid speak ... have seen him over the years several times, he doesn't remember me, but I do him ... 

wish him no harm and always give him a "good luck " wish as I walk away... but to tell U the truth , I don;t think he really appreciate it... :yahoo:

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Chris (Monsoon) posted a thread just to let others know about this guy. Then, he catches shit about - similar to what happened with motorboy not too long back.  Guys, just appreciate the fact that a

I have run into a few tourists and even some lonely expats over the years who approached me in a similar way and all they then wanted was some chat and a few questions answered. I think some of us hav

That be the guy...   Hmm, funny he's still looking for the time at Ayala. And some people gave me shit for just assuming he was a beggar/bum/con man.    Lonely and need to ask some questions about

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but........................... what is the fecking time?

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but........................... what is the fecking time?

 

Its 7.45... 

I wish you luck.

Bye!

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Ok, so a bum ask for money because he is hungry????? Is it a scam? well he might be honest. take him to Jollybees and buy him food. he won't eat it. says he will eat it latter. Do you have money for him to take buss home. Is it a scam, Is he a bum. What difference does it make? there are a thousand names for him. Poor, beggar in the bible, drunk, Mental issues.

 

Do you give him money??? Hell it is your money do what you want with it. Feel free to talk about it here. I agree with all who shared here.

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If someone offered me Jollibee I wouldn't take it either!

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Lee, on 25 Aug 2014 - 8:43 PM, said:

I have run into a few tourists and even some lonely expats over the years who approached me in a similar way and all they then wanted was some chat and a few questions answered. I think some of us have become so hardened that we forget what it might be like to be a stranger in another country. I feel we should at the very least let them ask for something before we assume they will, and then if they do, then we can tell them to bug off. 

Maybe but Monsoon said he was obviously on his way somewhere and that's not a good way to strike up a chat. 

 

 

This guy?

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Maybe but Monsoon said he was obviously on his way somewhere and that's not a good way to strike up a chat. 

My point is, that there is no need to assume the person is a scammer. If we are too busy, then just say so and be on your way or make like you do not understand English but assuming everyone is out to get us IMO is kind of paranoid. 

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My point is, that there is no need to assume the person is a scammer. If we are too busy, then just say so and be on your way or make like you do not understand English but assuming everyone is out to get us IMO is kind of paranoid. 

 

i agree- but thats not what happened .  He did not assume everyone was out to get him- but what he did do was make a split second rational  decision based on his experiences in life and the actions of one individual who was acting in a  suspicious manner . A far cry from "everyone" 

 

 

make like you do not understand English

 

why should any of us have to act like this- ever ?

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i agree- but thats not what happened .  He did not assume everyone was out to get him- but what he did do was make a split second rational  decision based on his experiences in life and the actions of one individual who was acting in a  suspicious manner . A far cry from "everyone" 

 

Have you bothered to read the title of the thread.

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ok i confess it was ME ... my hair is a mess and i need to get some extra cash to pay customs for my ride... and the only reason i could not keep up is my shoes are worn and i was sliding on the tile... I am so embarrassed by being caught i will shave me head and join the church..

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Gee, All of those exciting experiences I miss out on by not living in THE  CITY.  They don't even try to sell me Viagra outside Robinsons Mall here. 

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or make like you do not understand English

 

why should any of us have to act like this- ever ?
It can be a good way out of a traffic ticket.  Speak only in German (or use a bunch of German sounding words - Gebursen mit mieine tingenhopfel!! etc.)  becoming more agitated and pointing behind you or at the traffic light and making some hand gestures regarding the flow of traffic etc.  Give him a confused squint as he tries to speak in English and then start in with more Germanlike speech.  The embarrassed and confused cop may let you off so as to not bother with you.
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It can be a good way out of a traffic ticket.  Speak only in German (or use a bunch of German sounding words - Gebursen mit mieine tingenhopfel!! etc.)  becoming more agitated and pointing behind you or at the traffic light and making some hand gestures regarding the flow of traffic etc.  Give him a confused squint as he tries to speak in English and then start in with more Germanlike speech.  The embarrassed and confused cop may let you off so as to not bother with you.

Have you done that?

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bunch of German sounding words

 

lol I did that in Germany :) Driving back from Romania my car broke a little so I carefully got off the autoban and headed 4 the nearest town. Just on the town border was my salvation toting a tow truck.

Waiting for the diagnosis I got bored so I blabbed something German sounding, witch is easy as Norwegian is Anglo Germanic, the guy sitting behind the glass looked at me funny and asked on broken English if I spoke German.

No I smiled, only pretend German we had a laugh and chat until the mechanic came back with my broken part in hand :D "Kans do mine auto fixen " I said, I do not know if that is German but it sounds like it . The guy behind the glass shook making his old office chair crinch. Anyway they had to source the part from a salvage yard up the road in the morning and gave me a ride in the tow truck to a guest house. 

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German ha, easy peesy, I know German,

Mercedes, volkswagon and 4 other German words :)

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