Monday, June 9, 2008

Where's Boog-a-loo?


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.

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10 comments:

PCD (Pretty Circle Drawer) said...

now thats just ridiculous! the N-E-R-V-E!!!

12kyle said...

LMAO!!!! Yooooo!!!! That is funny!! That was either extreme confidence or ignorance.

Every time a bum asks me for money I tell em "I don't have no pockets." Or I'll tell em... "I just have a credit card." Or sometimes I just say..."hell no!!!"

Everytime I think about how I "clawed" my way outta my financial management class during my senior year...while these bums were gettin high and drunk...I decide not to share any loot with em.

The next time a bum asks you for money for food...tell em that you'll buy the food for em. Then, sit back and watch what they say. LMAO!!!

TravelDiva said...

PCD - Giiiirl

12Kyle - I think it may have been both confidence and ignorance. LOL. I like the "I just have a credit card" bc most of the time, I just have my debit card.

Smarty Jones said...

That's was a "Yah Trick, Yahhhhhh" momement if I ever heard one.

PBW said...

I went to hand a bum $1, he reached for it and my sister snatched it outta my hand saying, "Thanks, I could use that."

Nadja said...

HAHAHAHAHAHA! I LOVE it!

Come on now, you couldn't give him a chance?

Lily said...

LMAOOOO!!!!!!!!!! That is HILARIOUS!!!!

Don said...

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?"

Super funny. We are running out of pickup lines I see.

TravelDiva said...

Smarty - HAAAA! I have never quoted Soulja Boy, but that would have been the time to do it.

PBW - LMBAO! Your sister is a trip!

Nadja - Stop it. LOL.

Lily - Giirl.

Don - Ummm, yeah. Definitely running out of lines.

Demon Hunter said...

LOL. Too funny. Scrubs are the worst. :*)