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Chugger bingo in Garema Place. Request for rules suggestions

By johnboy - 1 November 2011 24

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RiotACT Core Command watched the Melbourne Cup from Honkytonks on Garema Place. There was beer, conversation, fascinating women in fascinators, some sort of horse race, and… oh my… Chugger Watching.

From a safe position and with drinks to hand it’s the ultimate bloodsport!

She’s moving in for the kill, she’s got eye contact, she’s gotten hold of his hand… SHE’S CARESSING HIM!!!! OK, the brochure’s open, it’s the first attractive woman he’s touched in six months.. he’s reaching into his wallet… HE’S SIGNING!

The excitement is palpable and an endless source of discussion.

But surely we can make a proper drinking game of this?

Over to you hivemind, give us some ideas.

What’s Your opinion?


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24 Responses to
Chugger bingo in Garema Place. Request for rules suggestions
Stevian 9:00 pm 01 Nov 11

arescarti42 said :

Grail said :

poetix said :

One point young woman to man

But this is why I like Chuggers. It’s the only time a woman will actually talk to me =(

You can achieve similar results by going in to shops that employ female staff and looking like you’re going to buy something.

Doesn’t work. Retail staff have ignoring people down to a fine art. The main gambit is for two of them to be engaged in an obviously personal and private conversation. This sucks you in, much like a soap opera, you keep quiet just so you can fund out what happens next. If you really want service and make your presence known, they give you this withering glance, like you are something questionable that they scraped off the bottom of their shoe. Even a strong man must retreat murmuring apologies for having disturbed them.

caf 8:59 pm 01 Nov 11

arescarti42 said :

Grail said :

poetix said :

One point young woman to man

But this is why I like Chuggers. It’s the only time a woman will actually talk to me =(

You can achieve similar results by going in to shops that employ female staff and looking like you’re going to buy something.

…or so you’ve heard.

Stevian 8:51 pm 01 Nov 11

grunge_hippy said :

ok i’ll bite.

what is a chugger?

You must be new around here.

It’s a portmanteau word; CH arity + m UGGER. They’re a lot more pushy than volunteers, they work on commission.

Walker 8:08 pm 01 Nov 11

Met some okay ones, and some shockers, take it all personally and stuff, like I hate poor kids or whatever. P! off! (Heck I was on my way to buy oxfam chocolate anyway, and no fuss either).

Message to chuggers: you don’t know me, don’t even pretend you know me. Honest chat, okay, and if I have to go, that’s how it is, and if I don’t make eye contact it means no dice. How hard is that.

Sport: score a try by getting past, without getting tacked. Team potential, share distractions.
No watch looking allowed.

The secret is the han solo effect, fly casual… but don’t look as though you’re flying casual.

(It’s ridiculous, I know…)

Anyway, the salvos gentleman, he’s the man to see. He’s the real star. And no fuss. (Not preferencing charities here, just saying, he’s the coolest bloke ever).

switch 7:39 pm 01 Nov 11

grunge_hippy said :

ok i’ll bite.

what is a chugger?

I think it is short for “charity mugger,” but Google is your friend…

creative_canberran 7:12 pm 01 Nov 11

gooterz said :

Grail said :

poetix said :

One point young woman to man

But this is why I like Chuggers. It’s the only time a woman will actually talk to me =(

I was chatting to one for about 20 minutes the other day.. about 2 of those was for whatever it was she was on about 😉

They have to talk to you if they think that you are going to part with your cash. May as well make them work for it then say no! How else are they going to learn!

Lots of people get these jobs when they are visiting, 90% of chuggers are foriginers they earn a fair bit. I’d say most of the money goes to whoever they work for.. and not the charities!

They never answer how much commission or admit accounts for. But one did let slip after repeated questioning that all their travel and accommodation costs are paid for. One contingent was bussed in from Sydney Uni for a week at a local hotel. Add to that their pay and whatever the contractor is getting, wouldn’t be too far to suggest 40% or more doesn’t make it to the charity.

Henry82 6:57 pm 01 Nov 11

grunge_hippy said :

what is a chugger?

http://the-riotact.com/tag/chuggers

charity mugger = chugger. Basically female internationals who show a little cleavage to get people to donate to charity. In reality they’re paid by the hour, and get commission on donations made, so the charity will get hardly anything.

poetix 6:50 pm 01 Nov 11

grunge_hippy said :

ok i’ll bite.

what is a chugger?

A person collecting for a charity. I would restrict it to paid collectors, as opposed to those doing it for (really) charitable reasons. So I would not call the Salvo collecting inside the Canberra Centre a chugger. He sits there in a dignified manner and lets people come to him. He does not juggle or flirt.

gooterz 6:40 pm 01 Nov 11

Grail said :

poetix said :

One point young woman to man

But this is why I like Chuggers. It’s the only time a woman will actually talk to me =(

I was chatting to one for about 20 minutes the other day.. about 2 of those was for whatever it was she was on about 😉

They have to talk to you if they think that you are going to part with your cash. May as well make them work for it then say no! How else are they going to learn!

Lots of people get these jobs when they are visiting, 90% of chuggers are foriginers they earn a fair bit. I’d say most of the money goes to whoever they work for.. and not the charities!

arescarti42 6:32 pm 01 Nov 11

Grail said :

poetix said :

One point young woman to man

But this is why I like Chuggers. It’s the only time a woman will actually talk to me =(

You can achieve similar results by going in to shops that employ female staff and looking like you’re going to buy something.

grunge_hippy 6:25 pm 01 Nov 11

ok i’ll bite.

what is a chugger?

Grail 6:05 pm 01 Nov 11

poetix said :

One point young woman to man

But this is why I like Chuggers. It’s the only time a woman will actually talk to me =(

poetix 6:02 pm 01 Nov 11

POINTS TABLE
For a successful approach.
The player whose ten minutes it is will receive:

One point young woman to man
One point either sex to kind looking middle aged woman
Two points man to young woman
Three points either sex to a woman or man with care of toddler
Five points young man to older man

johnboy 5:59 pm 01 Nov 11

I’m thinking something along these lines:

— 1st player to spot a chugger approaching a mark calls “game on”

— If the chugger crashes and burns completely the player owes the next round.

— If the chugger gets the mark to stop it’s a draw, no change to round status.

— If the chugger gets the mark to sign on the dotted line then the player’s next round is considered acquitted.

Thoughts on that? refinements?

creative_canberran 5:35 pm 01 Nov 11

Chuggers need to be gotten rid of. The Oxfam ones a couple of weeks back were some of the most aggressive and rude I’ve ever seen. Literally chasing after people and physically grabbing people’s hands to shake them. Several people I observed said no repeatedly and still they wouldn’t go away, just walked and in one case ran after people in Garema Place.

When it got to my turn, I said no twice, then asked what they’re selling (since saying no wasn’t working). Refused to answer, trying a third time to grab my hand and saying “You are student, no?”
Finally responded “Look, I only have so much to give each month and it all goes to the Aryan Union… we’re gonna take the South you know!” – after hearing that, chugger walked away very quickly 🙂

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