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BS: A Very Particular Panhandler

Mickey191 12 Oct 07 - 10:46 PM
Barry Finn 13 Oct 07 - 12:10 AM
Peace 13 Oct 07 - 12:18 AM
wysiwyg 13 Oct 07 - 09:13 AM
Mickey191 13 Oct 07 - 09:35 AM
gnu 13 Oct 07 - 11:33 AM
Neil D 13 Oct 07 - 12:46 PM
fat B****rd 13 Oct 07 - 01:00 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 13 Oct 07 - 01:00 PM
Mickey191 13 Oct 07 - 01:23 PM
Bee-dubya-ell 13 Oct 07 - 08:13 PM
Peace 13 Oct 07 - 11:04 PM
Little Hawk 14 Oct 07 - 03:39 AM
chazkratz 14 Oct 07 - 04:23 AM
Art Thieme 14 Oct 07 - 05:38 AM
Little Hawk 14 Oct 07 - 09:55 AM
GUEST,John Gray in Oz 14 Oct 07 - 11:40 AM
Micca 14 Oct 07 - 02:23 PM
Little Hawk 14 Oct 07 - 03:43 PM

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Subject: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Mickey191
Date: 12 Oct 07 - 10:46 PM

The weirdest/funniest thing happened! I pulled up to a clutch of stores in Wingdale,NY intent on some Chinese food. A man was waving me in to my spot - was not necessary as all the spaces were empty. I thought it strange-but there were people around so I got out. He was tall & thin & had a grey beard &was not unkempt. Rather nice looking-about 57/58.

As I was locking the door he said something-which I did not hear. I put my hand to my ear & said:"Say Again Please." He asked: "Do you have a shrimp Roll?" Then I figured he cannot have asked me if I have a shrimp roll. No-he could not have. It's just too silly. So I say: "I beg you pardon-please say that again." "Do you have a shrimp roll? says he. I said: "No I don't. Is there something I can do for you?" "No-No-BYE." He walks off. I inquire of the young counter girl if she knows the man. "Yes" says she. "He asks everyone for a shrimp roll. Sometimes he comes in and buys one. Sometimes he just asks-BUT he never asks when people are leaving-just when they enter."

So in effect he's putting his order in. It was so weird & funny-then I got the serious implications involved.

1-He just loves Shrimp rolls.
2-He's broke.
3-He's hungry.
4-He's an olde time practicing Catholic and it is       Friday.

I ordered an extra one for the wayfaring stranger- but he was gone when I came out. I sure would love to know his story.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Barry Finn
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:10 AM

He lost his shrimp roll in a grave yard 30-40 yrs ago in Australia, & though it might've been you who had seen it.
HeHe (carried over from another thread)

Barry


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Peace
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:18 AM

Just a guy who likes shrimp rolls. Was his name Forrest?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: wysiwyg
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 09:13 AM

Be careful; if he's mentally ill you may not find him safely predictable. There are said to be a great many street people who suffer from paranoid schizophrenia....

~S~


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Mickey191
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 09:35 AM

Barry, Tell me the title of the other thread please. Looks like a good one.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: gnu
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:33 AM

...paranoid schizophrenia... maybe he needs to see a shrimp?


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Neil D
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 12:46 PM

Barry, Tell me the title of the other thread please. Looks like a good one.


   Standard experiences you have missed


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: fat B****rd
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 01:00 PM

I have never been asked for a shrimp roll.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 01:00 PM

He's a Russian spy. Only his contact knows the correct response to "Do you have a shrimp roll?" Maybe someone forgot to tell him the Cold War is over.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Mickey191
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 01:23 PM

This (Your responses) is why I love Mudcat! Bee-dubya-ell maybe that's why he split the scene soo fast. He almost lost his cover. I'm tempted to go back & see if he's there tonight. How's this reply: "No, but I have a belly roll."


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Bee-dubya-ell
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 08:13 PM

I've been followed around for hours now by a mental picture of Peter Sellers as Inspector Clousseau asking "Duh yoo ahv a shrimp rull?"


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Peace
Date: 13 Oct 07 - 11:04 PM

' "No, but I have a belly roll." '

Hope the guy's got good hearing.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 03:39 AM

Ha! Ha! I see that Inspector Clouseau scene too, clear as day.

This situation just begs for a rerun. Think of all the things you could say to this guy in response.

"No, but I have a dead dog in the trunk of my car..."

"That depends. Do you have a left-handed mason jar?"

"Not today...but I will have a shrimp roll on next February 3rd."

"I did, but I already ate it."

"Will a cabbage roll do?"

"As a matter of fact, I am a shrimp roll!"

(Before anyone out there gets all worked up about this...ahem! I am just joking, okay? I am fantasizing. I do not suggest actually harassing the mentally ill or otherwise unfortunate in this fashion.)

No, what I would do is go there again at some point and actually get the guy a shrimp roll.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: chazkratz
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 04:23 AM

gnu wrote:

...paranoid schizophrenia... maybe he needs to see a shrimp.

Would that be a headshrimper, gnu? Or is a headshrimper an indigenous Amazonian?

Charles


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Art Thieme
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 05:38 AM

The White House sponsors an Easter Egg Roll every year for the kids. I walked up to the entrance gate and told the Secret Service guy that I wanted to get 2 orders of their "egg roll" to go! He didn't see the humor.

People, remember that schizophrenia beats dining alone !!!!!!!!!!!

ART THIEME


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 09:55 AM

No it doesn't! I dine alone a great deal, and I love it. ;-) Just me and my book and the waitress.


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: GUEST,John Gray in Oz
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 11:40 AM

When I don't have what's being asked for my standard response is sometimes , " No, but I have a sister that's banned from night flying in the Luftwaffe."

JG/FME


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Micca
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 02:23 PM

LH, wasnt it Nubar Gulbenkian, the tycoon, who said " The ideal number for a nice dinner is two, Myself and a damned good Head Waiter"


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Subject: RE: BS: A Very Particular Panhandler
From: Little Hawk
Date: 14 Oct 07 - 03:43 PM

Sounds okay to me. ;-)


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