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Boston

9/23/2010 8:23:43 PM
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Deaf man in Wal-Mart parking lot

Usually I don't give money to "people like this" but today as I was coming out of Wal-Mart, one of those deaf guys selling those little cards for $2 came up to me. I thought for a change, I'd give up 2 dollars. He looked so happy, and then gave me a hug.  
To some people this probably seems creepy, or like some hoax. And I used to think so to.  
But doing this just put a smile on my face.

 
 
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~Tammy~

9/23/2010 9:00:32 PM
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Dec 2005
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:)

Awesome! It does feel good to know you helped another.  
 
Too bad most people are too cynical now and self absorbed to try it out more often.  

weatherman harry potter

9/23/2010 9:06:51 PM
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Jun 2010
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ok

I'm all for helping people out and giving etc...but one has to wonder if you can walk around a parking lot for hours handing out cards, surely you could go to work?

golf

9/23/2010 9:10:23 PM
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Sep 2009
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Bah Humbug

  
weatherman harry potter said "I'm all for helping people out and giving etc...but one has to wonder if you can walk around a parking lot for hours handing out cards, surely you could go to work? "

How do you feel about Christmas?

The Brilliant Captain Obvious

9/23/2010 9:17:01 PM
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Jul 2009
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maybe

Cynical but not self absorbed, I tend not to give to the people handing out these cards claiming to be deaf. Mostly because one went up to myself and my mom when we went shopping and when he tapped her on the shoulder he startled her and she screamed. his reaction was to cover his ears and scream too, lol. Which by itself gave me suspisions, but when he handed the card to my mom I told her (and i was standing behind him out of eyesight) that I didn't think he was deaf. He proceeded to turn around and give me a very dirty look before stomping off. So yeah, it makes me cynical. I do however give to charities that are well established, both local and nationally/internationally. So no I don't think its self absorbtion that stops people from giving money to these guys.

weatherman harry potter

9/23/2010 9:20:45 PM
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Jun 2010
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....

  
golf said "
  
weatherman harry potter said "I'm all for helping people out and giving etc...but one has to wonder if you can walk around a parking lot for hours handing out cards, surely you could go to work? "

How do you feel about Christmas? "

I like to ruin christmas by telling children santa isn't real......seriously though, i give through organizations. can you imagine though if he managed to get 100 people to give him $2 in a day (wouldn't be too hard to do considering how busy correl centre is and the other areas he hits up. He'd be making $200 a day tax free. I just think if you have the time and the means to wonder the parking lot for hours handing these cards out asking for money, then you could probably work a real job.  
 
Edited by weatherman harry potter, 2010-09-23 21:26:25

TroyVick

9/23/2010 9:32:21 PM
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Jun 2010
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I see him

Everywhere. This deaf guy is always at the Correal Centre at least once a month or something. I saw him two times this summer. Came up to me with this little card, asking for money. I didnt have any change though. Who knows if its a hoax..... Hes been around for a couple of years now. Saw him last year too


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