Yes, I am a sucker for just handing a perfect stranger money, but I like to assume not everyone is a con artist.
Anyway, just now in Manuka a young man in a suit (looking perfectly professional) ran up to me very distraught, saying his girlfriend had just been in a car accident, was at the hospital and he needed to get a cab there but for this and that reason didn’t have the money.
Although of course the possibility of a scam was going through my head, the poor guy was very upset and I gave him money and we exchanged phone numbers and names. Don’t ask me why I didn’t ask for more ID – totally stupid I know – I just pictured myself in his position and didn’t want to drill him.
Anyway, needless to say I’ve tried the number and it’s disconnected and I’ve told myself repeatedly I deserved it for being naive.
This guy was mid-late 20s, short dark hair and was wearing a greyish suit and green/yellow tie from memory. If he approaches you, please punch him in the face for me.