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How not to panhandle in Garema Place (or anywhere else).

By JessP 9 April 2012 22

Had the unfortunate pleasure of being approached by a bourbon and coke carrying drunk member of the panhandling community this afternoon in Garema Place looking for cash.

When I declined with a sorry no and continued walking he started throwing abuse in a LOUD voice (along the lines of ‘you f*&*&*g   b%$#h c!@t  etc). He continued this loud abuse for 30 or so seconds and then approached the next group of people walking through Garema – with a similar outcome.

If you want to panhandle:

1. Dont hold a can of Jimmy and Coke whilst doing it

2. Dont abuse the person who declines, just move onto your next victim.


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RaTTyRaTT 2:49 pm 10 Apr 12

JazzyJess said :

molongloid said :

Bloke swigging a long neck of Melbourne Bitter while selling The Big Issue at Dickson shops today. doesn’t really jibe with http://www.bigissue.org.au/the-vendors/meet-our-vendors/

I saw him too! He first accosted me then my 6 year old. What 6 year old has $5 on him? Also, he verbally abused the next people who declined his charmless offer. It’s a shame because I love the Big Issue and usually buy it or at least make a donation to the vendor but not this scuzz bag.

I think you will find he is outside the view of the normal Big Issue vendors. This guy is definitely not someone who is trying to help himself if that is what he’s doing. I would look at buying from reputable people like Chris (the guy in the wheelchair) and others.

JazzyJess 10:43 am 10 Apr 12

molongloid said :

Bloke swigging a long neck of Melbourne Bitter while selling The Big Issue at Dickson shops today. doesn’t really jibe with http://www.bigissue.org.au/the-vendors/meet-our-vendors/

I saw him too! He first accosted me then my 6 year old. What 6 year old has $5 on him? Also, he verbally abused the next people who declined his charmless offer. It’s a shame because I love the Big Issue and usually buy it or at least make a donation to the vendor but not this scuzz bag.

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