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Has anyone noticed the Flock of Sea Gulls in Civic?

By Ageless 9 October 2010 37

Has any one noticed the flock of sea gulls in civic? These scavenging Gulls come in the form of  full time change scabbing. With the full bevy of pitches under their wings…

    — Can I Borrow some change for the bus?
    — Kind sir/madam can you spare some change so that I can get some lunch?
    — Would you spare some change so that I can get to the Doctors?

It has gone so far that a lady with a pram with a blanket draped over the pram concealing the baby inside and out of  the elements. She then aproached me and told me That she had some money in her account $20 or $25 from memory (as if telling me that she had some money incresed her chances of me giving)  and that she and the baby were going to in a hostel and how she needed some money to get there and to feed her child. As I started to some what feel her and the situation that she and her child were in a big gust of wind picked up and the blanket went flying. What do you know there was no baby. Another great sales pitch was revealed to me.

After I have been hit up day after day for change by the same people I can not help relate to  people as a pesky scavenging bird . As I believe that the majority of the Gulls/people are more than likley on some kind of Government Benifit and have blown all there money for the fortnight in a day or to on what? is anyones guess?. 

I am not  cold hearted for refusing to give the 15 cents that I have in my pocket.  As I am a keen contributor to the Red Cross and the Smith Family giving what I can when I can.

I know that there are deep and underlying issues and problems that these people have and this post is doing nothing to bring up any of the problems at hand that are driving people to these extremes.

But for the love of a God please stop asking me for money it was a no yesterday and a no today guess what the answer will be tomorrow?

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djk said :

Thumper said :

A flock of seagulls?

Did you run?

I did. I ran so far away, but couldn’t get away.

Dammit I only came to this thread to do a Flock of Seagulls joke…

Me too. Well and truly beaten to the punch.

Oh, by the way OP – get over it.

Ageless 2:29 pm 15 Oct 10

Eyeball In A Quart Jar Of Snot said :

They’ve always been in the ‘city’.

This is hardly new.

At no point did I say that this was a new practice to hit the streets of canberra City

Clearly stated and to the Point “HAS ANYONE NOTICED”…

Bosworth 12:33 pm 12 Oct 10

Thanks, The cat did it

Woody Mann-Caruso 4:06 pm 11 Oct 10

The Harrison Ford technique works well on the hand cream people:

“Can I ask you a qu…”
“F*ck off.”

farnarkler 2:27 pm 11 Oct 10

A few months ago my septuagenarian father tripped on a bit of uneven pavement near the merry go round in Garema place Civic and took a tumble. A couple of indigenous women who are always there asking for change were the first to help him up. He gave them $20 for their trouble. They deserved what they got, most others don’t.

Oh and people, until you’ve lived in Europe for some time, you have no idea of how bad beggers can be.

The cat did it 2:12 pm 11 Oct 10

As i understand it, several factories extracting and processing the Dead Sea mud into mineral makeup are operating in the Israeli-occupied West Bank. It’s not internationally recognised Israeli territory, so they’ve got no legal right to do so. Just like the Jewish fundamentalists who are evicting Palestinians from their own land, while the Israeli government looks the other way.

georgesgenitals 1:57 pm 11 Oct 10

UrbanAdventure.org said :

Bosworth said :

What is the relationship between mineral makeup sellers and israel/palestine?

They claim the mineral crap comes from the Dead sea. So basically it is just salt.

But it’s entertaining salt, and isn’t that the real truth? The answer is no.

Amanda Hugankis 1:19 pm 11 Oct 10

Pitchka said :

Bosworth said :

What is the relationship between mineral makeup sellers and israel/palestine?

The Palestine leader uses products from Mineral Makeup, he swears his skin has never felt smoother.

Baaaaaahahahahahahahaha.

UrbanAdventure.org 1:17 pm 11 Oct 10

Bosworth said :

What is the relationship between mineral makeup sellers and israel/palestine?

They claim the mineral crap comes from the Dead sea. So basically it is just salt.

Genie 1:11 pm 11 Oct 10

I’ve tried to shut up those Gold people and they dont listen. I simply reply by saying.. Umm look at me, do I even have any jewellery on ?

As for the mineral people – here is my experience from a week ago. I’m was rather pissed off at the time, but walked away laughing.

Them: Can I ask you a question?
Me: I’m allergic to it please leave me alone
Them: How can you be allergic its all natural ?
Me: I’m allergic to zinc oxide
Them: What is zinc oxide ?
Me: Are you kidding me, its probably the main ingredient in your products, its also the main ingredient in sunscreen
Them: But how do you know your allergic to OUR products
Me: Because one of you grabbed me by the hand one day to “try” your product and my hand doubled in size within seconds
Them: Oh ok i’m sorry i’ll leave you alone

5 minutes later when i walked past again

Them: Can I ask you a question ?
Me: Are you retarded i walked past not even 5 minutes ago, leave me alone and stop harrassing me.

Pitchka 11:13 am 11 Oct 10

Bosworth said :

What is the relationship between mineral makeup sellers and israel/palestine?

The Palestine leader uses products from Mineral Makeup, he swears his skin has never felt smoother.

Bosworth 11:04 am 11 Oct 10

What is the relationship between mineral makeup sellers and israel/palestine?

georgesgenitals 10:25 am 11 Oct 10

Moving back to Barton for work has been great. I’d forgotten just how nice it is not to have to put up with these people and their bullshit stories everytime you walk somewhere in Civic.

My favourties were the ones who’d accost you on the way out of the office, and on the way back, but with 2 different stories. Smooth. In the end I got sick of the one woman who seemed to tell me a different story every time, and I told her to stick with a story, because her credibility was at stake.

The cat did it 9:46 am 11 Oct 10

#11= ‘mossad mineral makeup’ – very nice.

Friend of mine shuts them up by telling them (loudly) she would only consider buying their products when Israel stopped colonising the West Bank and ethnically cleansing Palestinians.

Captain RAAF 9:30 am 11 Oct 10

I walk through ‘Civicastan’ on the odd occasion, in uniform (jeez I look dead ard’) and the seagulls never bother me, or any of my peers.

Do we not look like charitable souls?

If you are continually being pestered by them I recommend you take a good hard look at yourself because you must look like a soft target. The moment thier precious bottom lip starts to move as they launch into thier speil you should pre-empt them with a loud and clear “F*ck off!”

They’ll leave you alone after a while.

lobster 9:10 am 11 Oct 10

When you see them coming up to you – before they can ask anything ask them :

“Can I borrow a cigarette mate?”

And then start going on about how you only want one and you have no money and they leave you alone.

djk 8:25 am 11 Oct 10

Thumper said :

A flock of seagulls?

Did you run?

I did. I ran so far away, but couldn’t get away.

Dammit I only came to this thread to do a Flock of Seagulls joke…

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