The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #162491 Message #3872898
Posted By: Joe Offer
21-Aug-17 - 04:23 AM
Thread Name: BS: Clerical Abuse of Children
Subject: RE: BS: Catholic Abuse of Children
Up above on August 9, I said "I spent eighty bucks on a stranger's rent yesterday, or maybe he just ripped me off."
I was talking about the questions I have about setting priorities for spending money, and had no intent to boast of charity - but I got soundly condemned anyhow, by the oh-so-perfect people here who issue such condemnations.
Anyhow, there's a rest of the story. Turns out that this guy has been doing this for years. He drives an older Mercedes that is certainly serviceable. He goes to Mass at various Catholic parishes in the area, and then asks for help with rent money. He always asks for the same amount $65. I gave him 80 because I didn't have change.
He talks about coming from Croatia, near the Medjugorje shrine. He's very polite and cordial. The people at the Croatian Hall tried to get him a job, but he wouldn't accept it. Seems like he's doing pretty well pulling the same scam over and over again.
So, I got taken for eighty bucks. Got a moderately good story out of it, though.