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    Easiest $5 ever

    This story fits in to a longer story about an exceptionally weird day, but I don't feel like typing.

    I had recently been sick recently, but I decided to ride anyway. Hit the hill a little hard and I spewed in the gutter at the top of the hill. Felt fine after that, so I kept going. Few miles later, I get hit by a thunderstorm.



    I had rain gear, but could only find a pavilion for shelter, so I'm soaked to the bone. I stop at Wallymart where I acquire candles and redneck NASCAR poptarts.



    So here's the picture. I'm sitting outside Walmart. I'm soaked, shivering, wearing neon raingear, dirty from crouching down on the ground to avoid lightning, and I probably smell a little like vomit.

    Someone hands me $5!!! He goes into the god/jesus speech what a few "I'm not from a monkey"'s thrown in for good measure. As he gets into his SUV to drive off, he points to his arm and says "I used to be a junky you know" I'm pretty sure he was implying that he thought I was.
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    Lol

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    Sweet!
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    owned.
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    I would also assume someone desparate enough to eat NASCAR poptarts must be a junkie.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Wordbiker View Post
    I would also assume someone desparate enough to eat NASCAR poptarts must be a junkie.
    I thought they were just pictures of the cars, but there are trivia questions on some!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
    I thought they were just pictures of the cars, but there are trivia questions on some!!
    Food should not have trivia questions on it.
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    Wait, there are pictures ON the food??

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    Unless the pictures are drawn on the food with chocolate or icing I'm not eating it.
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    Oh man, LOL, you must have looked like snit!!!

    LOL - How to beat a good man down - hand him $5 with a dog lecture!





    btw - wassup with those redneck 'tarts? Never seen those!!! Too funny!!

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    Please PM me your PayPal address. I want some NASCAR pop tarts.

    No, not because I'm a NASCAR fan...because I think they're utterly ridiculous.
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    My daughters and I were walking down the street enjoying some ice cream and stopped to listen to a few young ladies who were singing and plating (busking) on the street.

    They said it was slow and no-one had been donating (and they were good)... the guitar player said her hands were killing her.

    I took a turn playing (badly) and very soon after that a guy stops, looks at my daughters... and drops a 20 in the guitar case.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Sixty Fiver View Post
    My daughters and I were walking down the street enjoying some ice cream and stopped to listen to a few young ladies who were singing and plating (busking) on the street.

    They said it was slow and no-one had been donating (and they were good)... the guitar player said her hands were killing her.

    I took a turn playing (badly) and very soon after that a guy stops, looks at my daughters... and drops a 20 in the guitar case.

    Wow!

    That's gotta be awfully close to $5 US.
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    I might have to look at busking as a new career...

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    wow... FlatMaster... that's awesome..
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    I hope you used the $5 to buy a fix.
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    I'm pretty sure the one time I bonked, I would've looked to casual passerby like I was crashing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FlatMaster View Post
    I had recently been sick recently,
    How long ago....was it recent?


    LOL, actually...this is pretty funny. I had a similar thing happen once and made money off it too. I had a friend in high school....the two of us were complete nut cases. We loved to do things in public that were just weird. One day I was wearing my fedora type hat while we were in the newly opened (at the time) Tampa convention center.

    We thought it would be a hoot to "out of the blue" just start singing in the middle of this big lobby to see the looks on people's faces. My hat was a little big and kept falling in my eyes, so I set it on the ground in front of us.

    You can where this is going.....people start thinking we're like street performers and start tossing money in to my hat in front of us. We laughed and kept going and for about 8 minutes (2 songs, maybe 3), we made about $15 or $20. Not bad for a 17 year old kid or so for a few minutes of *work*.
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    LMAO!

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    I used to live in a loft in Deep Ellum in Dallas. My place was in the middle of the block and was equidistant to two very successful clubs, so on weekend nights, the walk out front was very crowded. My friends, many of whom were well to do, would come hang out. We would often open the front blinds of this old storefront that had been converted to a loft and line up all my kitchen and patio chairs in two long rows. Then we would play "Deep Ellum roller coaster" by raising our arms over our heads and in unison leaning forward, back, left, right, etc, all while screaming and laughing.

    We made money selling "rides" on it to passers by.

    Oft times, we would go to my kitchen and grab coffee mugs and then stand in my doorway saying "Money for beer, money for pizza" to passers by. After we got $30 or so, I would jump in my Jeep and go grab a case of beer and a pepperoni pizza for my buds.

    Mind you, we were generally dressed nice, getting ready to go out, etc.

    People will hand over their hard earned money for the strangest reasons.
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    All HMS pop tarts you lucked out.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ritepath View Post
    All HMS pop tarts you lucked out.
    Except if the pic was true to life, the poptarts would line up 48,5,24 and then way way way behind them would be the 88 poptart.
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    Quote Originally Posted by colorider View Post
    Phobias are for irrational fears. Fear of junk ripping badgers is perfectly rational. Those things are nasty.

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    swallow, and that could have been $25
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    Quote Originally Posted by jsharr View Post
    Except if the pic was true to life, the poptarts would line up 48,5,24 and then way way way behind them would be the 88 poptart.

    No worries...There'll be a yellow for debris on the table to let it catch up.

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