The Homeless Take Credit Card…? Begging joins the 21st Century

Walking to the supermarket this evening, for the third time today, I passed the homeless girl on crutches with one leg…She’s always on our corner, I guess it’s a lucrative spot.

‘Can you help me?’ She says, waving her cardboard cup almost in my face.

I gave my usual response, ‘Sorry, no change’… and kept walking, simply because if I gave to every soul begging on the corner, I’d need a bigger wallet!

To which she replies, ‘I take credit card!’

Say what?  ‘Of course you do!’

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I laughed all the way to the supermarket…because, shit, she may be begging but she’s witty!

On the way back, I gave her 2 bucks because she made me laugh… Her answer to my generosity and compliment about her style? ‘I’m serious about the credit cards, ma’am’…

Still making me laugh lady, still!

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  1. Oh My. I can’t believe this.

    But I do.

    I wonder whether, miss on one leg, has a waiver on the transaction charges since she’s homeless and all? Maybe her bank’s like… “Well Miss Crutches since you’ve turned a mighty profit this week well have to charge you the normal percentage. Today, however, when you lost out on the deal with Miss Molley and lost your trolley we’ll only charge you the nominal fee, however…

    Eeee gadds!

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  2. You have got to be kidding me!?! I have friends with legitimate businesses that can hardly afford that transaction fee, the machine rental fee, etc. I guess begging pays well….

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  3. Curious as to what actually happens if you transact with a credit card with her?! Who would have thought? Don’t think I’ll be giving out my credit card anytime soon.

  4. How the hell can she take a credit card? Isn’t there a monthly fee involved? And if there is, she must be making bank to pay it! I need to find me a pair of crutches and a street corner!

  5. I generally have no patience for beggars, and I was also accosted recently by a woman who said that I could help her with a credit card.

    I laughed and laughed and assured her that were my wife to find out that I used my credit card on another woman, even a ghastly odored mastedon as you, when I put up such a fight to keep her from them, she’d castrate me.

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