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I've lived in Gibsonton (Gibtown) Florida. I knew the carneys. THERE IS NO FUCKING WAY I'M GETTING ON A CARNIVAL RIDE!
One of my siblings ran off with the carnival quite literally. Became a con-artist extraordinaire.

Nope. No trust there.
 

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One of my siblings ran off with the carnival quite literally. Became a con-artist extraordinaire.

Nope. No trust there.
There's a story to tell there! Please elaborate...
 

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There's a story to tell there! Please elaborate...

Let's just say, that this particular sibling will ask everyone in the room for some spare change to buy a cup of coffee. When finished, for the time being, will buy said cup of coffee and pocket twenty bucks of spare change without ever having spent any of the few hundred dollars that was being carried in the first place.

I learned from this one to watch for verbal and non-verbal cues and many other details when the "poor" folks are begging for money on the street corner. When there were slow days with the traveling carnival, the carnies would note which intersections were the busiest on the way in town to set-up. They would go there on the slow days to pocket a few hundred dollars in a few hours. Because of this sibling, I am usually able to spot a fraud miles away.

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Said sibling will ask you for change even if it is known you are scraping by on your last few bucks without remorse.
 

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Let's just say, that this particular sibling will ask everyone in the room for some spare change to buy a cup of coffee. When finished, for the time being, will buy said cup of coffee and pocket twenty bucks of spare change without ever having spent any of the few hundred dollars that was being carried in the first place.

I learned from this one to watch for verbal and non-verbal cues and many other details when the "poor" folks are begging for money on the street corner. When there were slow days with the traveling carnival, the carnies would note which intersections were the busiest on the way in town to set-up. They would go there on the slow days to pocket a few hundred dollars in a few hours. Because of this sibling, I am usually able to spot a fraud miles away.

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Said sibling will ask you for change even if it is known you are scraping by on your last few bucks without remorse.
Yep, you are just a "mark' to them
 

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Things best left unsaid... One year I decided to buy my mother-in-law a cemetery plot as a birthday gift. The next year, I didn't buy her anything. When she asked me why, I replied, "You still haven't used the gift I gave you last year!" My wife and I were sitting at a table at her high school reunion. She kept staring at an obviously drunk man, sitting all alone, swigging his drinks at a nearby table. I asked, "Do you know him?" "Yes," she sighed. "He's my old boyfriend. I understand he started drinking years ago, right after we broke up. I heard he hasn't been sober since." "My goodness!" I said. "Who would have thought a person could continue celebrating that long?
 

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Don't eat chinese food unless it is streamed rice and veggies....

Stray animals disappear in northern New England, they find a local Chinese resident looking for a cheap source....
The first time my wife cooks up a neighborhood cat and serves it to me is the day I'm filing for divorce.
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PS: I realize you said 'chinese food' but I assume you mean Asian <heh>
 

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Dunno about cats, but I've had chunks of dogmeat on a stick in the Orient. Meh.

Tasted like daschund

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Skins sold separately. They're on the ground between us and the sales lady.
 
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What's worse than donkey meat? Fake donkey meat.

There was a story some months ago about someone in China (always China, it seems) selling fake donkey meat. The buyers could tell something was not quite right because it didn't taste like ass.
 

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Don't eat chinese food unless it is streamed rice and veggies....

Stray animals disappear in northern New England, they find a local Chinese resident looking for a cheap source....
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