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    I was shopping yesterday in Bravo on Churchill in Santo Trafficjam. I was wearing a Boston* t-shirt and someone said "Boston" and introduced himself. Big smile, telling me all about himself in bad English, saying he has a TV program, blah blah blah... little red flag... he asked me what I do; I spoke vaguely telling him nothing really... he'd like to invite me on the program... little red flag... I asked him if he had a business card... "oh no I'm out.... but I have one of these" and digs out... a business card and writes his name and phone number on the back... little red flag

    "I want to talk to you." stares... little red flag

    "I have a van." little red flag
    "I need 3 gallons of gas." bingo... we have gotten to the point

    I put a pained look on my face** and said "Oh I just have enough for these" pointing to the stuff in my cart, shook his hand and walked away.

    When I went through the checkout line he was sitting on a bench by the exit with no purchases. I nodded to him with a quarter smile and he made a call me gesture with fingers to ear and mouth. I nodded and gave him a you got it gesture and left.


    I wonder if he'll try for 4 gallons with the next mark?




    *I load up on Boston t-shirts at the Revere flea market every time I go nawth.

    ** "What's my motivation?" ... Regret

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    He thought you were the Green Monstaaaa of cash.

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    They start young. Last week as I was waiting to get some work done on my bike a man and his little boy pulled up. They park and the man goes inside and leaves the boy of about 5 outside.
    After 10 minutes of staring at me and dicided I was a good mark, he comes up to me and asks for 5. I sure he didn't want a high five but 5 pesos. I told him to ask his father. When the father comes out I mention that his son wants 5 pesos. I didn't even see it coming. The kid gets a quick slap across the face and says heres your 5. Into their car they get and the kid is balling.
    I would have done the same.

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    Whenever someone who looks like a bum and speaks excellent English...usually with a New York accent...approaches me, I ask "When were you deported?" Usually stops the conversation and scam quickly...
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    Red flag moments, , , , , , , , , , , better than white flag moments.

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    Quote Originally Posted by jabejuventus View Post
    better than white flag moments.
    We see that...often...here...
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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    Whenever someone who looks like a bum and speaks excellent English...usually with a New York accent...approaches me, I ask "When were you deported?" Usually stops the conversation and scam quickly...
    Haha. Thats exactly what miesposa says too. And it is at least 95% true!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by cobraboy View Post
    We see that...often...here...
    Are progs French?

    "I deed not surrender... you deed!"

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    Just about anyone who walks up to you to engage in convo is working an angle here...

    If you are mutually introduced it is a different matter.

    I find the usual gracias pero no tengo tiempo to work in most cases.

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