Probably Not This Guy, Who Parked Himself on Sterling Place for 3 Days Recently


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Meanderthal writes on the Park Slope Message Board: “Just noted this posting on Overheard in New York under the title “No, Actually Just He and the Plant Are Working Together”. It goes like this:

Tourist, pointing at hobo: You stay right there. I’ll be back; you have my word.
Friend #1: What are you doing?
Tourist: I’m going to give this guy some money, but I don’t have any on me.
Hobo: Bless you.
Friends all open their wallets.
Hobo: Bless you, guys. See, we’re all working together!
–7th Ave between 8th & 9th, Park Slope

How smart are Park Slope streetworkers? Stella adds her own experience: “Two weeks ago, I found myself at the Tea Lounge again. On the way there, this man came up to us and told us that he feels bad for saying anything, because we are half his age, but then he told us he isn’t homeless but that he needs to feed his daughter. Then he started crying. How awkward is that. We handed over some dough and walked away… We figured even if he was pretending, it looked so real, he earned a few bucks for it.

Heartless quijibo adds:
that guy tried the same shit on me a few weeks ago
i’m like “biatchhh!!!! go be a barista!”

Get Your Terminology Straight: Hobo vs. Bum vs. Homeless on the Park Slope Message Board

One Reply to “Probably Not This Guy, Who Parked Himself on Sterling Place for 3 Days Recently”

  1. If the man was telling the truth or not. Help was provided, because you all felt it was the right thing to do. Don’t let judgement blind your kindness. I believe in carma, and what you give is what your get.

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