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Wulfie:
We saw some real scammers at dinner last night.  We went to a local chain restaurant that we love. We know all the staff there and will frequently chat with them when it is slow.  We were in the bar which is right by the door.

Scammers got their food order and everything was going fine.  “Sally” was taking an order from another table when Scammer table yelled at her to bring them their check.  Sally told that she would bring it right way. She finished putting in the order for the table she just took and printed off their bill. She turned around and the table was empty.  She was puzzled and thought that they had gone to the bathroom or something and dropped the bill off for them to pay when they got back.   A few minutes later, she realized that they had not come back. She checked with the hostess to see if they had paid there.  Nope, we heard her talking to the hostess and WulfieWoman told to Sally that she had seen them walk out the front door but we didn’t realize that they had walked out without paying.

Sally said that it was really odd because the scammers had just gotten their food and had been there for over an hour drinking before they ordered.  Fortunately, ChainResturant does not make the server pay for walk outs.   We tipped double our normal tip to help her out a bit on that lost table.

Thipu1:

--- Quote from: Shalamar on May 10, 2013, 02:23:01 PM ---When I was in the Dominican Republic, a woman came up to me and started putting cornrows in my hair without asking.  I was ready to tell her to get lost, but (a) I thought it would be fun to see what I looked like in cornrows and (b) I figured she was probably quite poor and could use some tourist dollars.  Well, she ended up asking me for $50!  I haggled down to $30, which was still far more than I wanted to pay.  I should have done what my friend did - she tried to do the same to him (not sure why - he had very short hair), and he pulled out his pockets to indicate that he didn't have any money on him.

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Many years ago there was a generic tourist  T-shirt  for sale in the Caribbean that I always wish I had bought. 

'I don't want a taxi,
I don't want my hair braided,
I don't want to buy peanuts,
I don't want to buy drugs,
and my name isn't Sweetie'. 

That says it all. 

baglady:

--- Quote from: Barb3000 on May 09, 2013, 11:44:16 AM ---
Regarding time share presentations, we have been to quite a few and somehow never managed to buy a timeshare. The "gifts" are pretty useless, unless you are in a casino area and they give you chips. My favorite was a promised "six piece luggage set" gift. When the spiel was over, guy came out with a box the size and shape of a TV dinner. Yep, the luggage set was made of very thin nylon. Surprisingly, I still use a few of the duffel bags.

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Did you ever get promised a free Chevy Blazer and receive a jacket with the Chevy logo?

Katana_Geldar:

--- Quote from: Shalamar on May 10, 2013, 02:23:01 PM ---When I was in the Dominican Republic, a woman came up to me and started putting cornrows in my hair without asking.  I was ready to tell her to get lost, but (a) I thought it would be fun to see what I looked like in cornrows and (b) I figured she was probably quite poor and could use some tourist dollars.  Well, she ended up asking me for $50!  I haggled down to $30, which was still far more than I wanted to pay.  I should have done what my friend did - she tried to do the same to him (not sure why - he had very short hair), and he pulled out his pockets to indicate that he didn't have any money on him.

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I hates people touching my hair, of that had happened to me I probably wouldn't have been nice about it. They do hair braiding on a lot of pacific islands but I never get it.

Reminds me of the free unasked for massage I got again market one day. I was looking at the stall next door and this Chinese guy starts massaging my shoulders!

Cracea:
I got this exciting e-mail today:

Hello,

My name is Khamis Muammar al-Gaddafi, one of the youngest son of the troubled
Muammar al-Gaddafi, i am a policeman by profession and a leader of a special
forces brigade of the military of Libya. i am at the moment very depressed as i
write to you.i got your mail from search engine and i really think you can be of
help to me.

I will await your response before i further open up my reasons for contacting
you.

Khamis

I wonder what he could possibly want?

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