Monday, June 9, 2008
I have lived in the Washington Metropolitan area for most of my life, except during law school. So I am used to panhandlers AKA bums. Sometimes I give, but most of the time, I keep it moving. Now I work right near the Verizon Center and with Chinatown now a booming area of activity, there has been a rise in panhandling. Every time I step out for lunch, I'm asked for change or asked about other things...
Last week a gentleman came up and asked me, "Where's Boog-a-loo?" I just kept it moving, although my male colleague said I should have responded, "Boog-a-loo is in your mouth." LMAO.
The week before last, a guy asked me if I had 35 cents. When I shook my head, he said, "Well, do you have a boyfriend?" And you know that joker was serious? I said yes. Said clown did not appear to have any mental problems, so that could not be an excuse. But he actually tried to holla at me after he had just asked me for 35 cents. Whaaaaa? That takes some serious nerve. Note: If you want to ask a woman out, don't ask her to bum change first, joker.