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Chugger bingo in Garema Place. Request for rules suggestions

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.


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EvanJames EvanJames 12:33 pm 02 Nov 11

I dream of greeting them with a Wilfred discouragement… PIIIIIISSSSS ORRRRRFFFF. Works for Wilfred.
It would be quite fun to sit nearby (with beer) and hold up points cards, cheer and boo them, have a bit of loud and obvious fun.

Those magpie-style warning signs would be good, too.

Deref Deref 10:51 am 02 Nov 11

Thumper said :

I think this is how chuggers should be treated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qse_wf57tZM

+1

far_northact far_northact 10:48 am 02 Nov 11

They never bother me either. But I have a face that generally says ‘don’t bother’. A couple of them have misread my face and walked within 2 metres, I just look at them, say NO and keep walking. No one ever follows me or pursues it further.

poetix poetix 10:25 am 02 Nov 11

Athryn said :

These young ladies and gents never approach me. Every time I see them in Garema Place, they take one look at me and walk away… I guess the biker look is a little too scary for them.

Could I please borrow your face/leathers next time I go to Civic? These people make my attempts at getting to shops quite difficult. I think they sense bleeding hearts like vultures. Vultures with ‘wacky personalities’ and the sensitivity of barnacles.

Erg0 Erg0 9:57 am 02 Nov 11

Stevian said :

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.

In my experience, the level of interest is directly proportional to the average price of goods in the shop. If you really want Bret Michaels-level female attention, go into a fancy jeweller and ask to be shown some really expensive rings.

This approach may be a little counter-productive if you’re looking to pick up, though.

Thumper Thumper 9:39 am 02 Nov 11

I think this is how chuggers should be treated

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qse_wf57tZM

Athryn Athryn 9:14 am 02 Nov 11

These young ladies and gents never approach me. Every time I see them in Garema Place, they take one look at me and walk away… I guess the biker look is a little too scary for them.

sneakers sneakers 9:14 am 02 Nov 11

My game was pretty simple.

MP3 player. When they pounce, point at your headphones and mouth the words “I can’t hear you”.

Proceed to O’Malleys and buy a pint.

Now, that’s a drinking game.

screaming banshee screaming banshee 9:10 pm 01 Nov 11

Surely it should involve a beer reward when it looks like someone is about to sign up and you go over and give them enough facts to stop.

Perhaps we can get some signs at each entrance to Garema place along the lines of

WARNING – You are entering a Charity Mugger (Chugger) Zone

If you are approached to donate money to a charity here be aware that less than 10% of your donation will reach your chosen charity in the first year.

Stevian 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 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 grunge_hippy 6:25 pm 01 Nov 11

ok i’ll bite.

what is a chugger?

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