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lol what damaged vocal chords from a car crash?
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This happened to my dad once, but he actually paid for the "art" the guy was selling becuase he's too nice for his own good :rolleyes:. He ws a bit disappointed when a few weeks later there was a warning about such scammers in his local newspaper.
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Should have stole his drawings, slammed the door in his face and listened to see if he would say anything...
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you should have pretended you were mute too and asked if he would buy a sketch you just did on a notepad
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(Original post by Meave)
Around 5 this afternoon I had a knock at the door went to answer it and was handed a note saying "Hello my name is ..... a few months ago I was involved in a car accident and damaged my vocal chords and selling these pictures for £5 to fund an operation"

He then handed me some pencil drawings from a Lidl bag and I looked through them to be nice before shaking my head and saying no. Was watching him from upstairs and was getting turned down at every house. Probably a scam to pull at the heart strings but :rolleyes:

Long shot but has anyone had anything like this?

yeeeah loads of times but when i've been on holiday abroad.. they go around the tables leaving a small toy or something with a card with a sob story explaination of why they can't talk or whatever it is but of course it's in about 5 different languages so everyone can read it.. they come back around and collect then all again if you've not left any money out.. :rolleyes:
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He was telling you the truth and you denied him an operation which will bring back his voice :hmmm:
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(Original post by PGtips92)
You should have said "I've actually got £20 in my pocket..." and watched if his eyes lit up.
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Had the same sort of thing happen here. Some fella trying to sell his 'art' to fund something or other. Also had people selling 'lucky' charms..
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Saw a girl in Germany with a picture of a baby on some cardboard, underneath it said (in German) "Homeless, blind, hungry, I've lost my baby to the state, please help me pay to get her back"
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It has "con" written all over it.
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I think the OP feels guilty
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There are tonnes of people doing this on the Paris Metro. They mostly pretend to be or actually are immigrants who say they need the money to send back home / rescue someone. They come around the carriage with something to sell and a note. I just pretended I didn't speak English or French.

There is a Family Guy sketch about this too.
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We had a Polish lass come round selling drawings to fund her art degree.

Good drawings - pity she was selling copies and not her originals! Even so - damned good copies. I just hope she did draw them.

Maybe a scam, maybe not. We got an awesome bit of art out of it.
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You ought to have gone all Titus Andronicus on his ass - cut off his hands and bugger him. Then see who'll talk.

It's usually deaf people - or at least people claiming to be deaf - in third-world airports or train stations. You get a lot of it abroad, as other people have observed. Never seen the like in Britain though.
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He needs to change his game plan, wait till christmas and do some caroling.
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(Original post by PGtips92)
You should have said "I've actually got £20 in my pocket..." and watched if his eyes lit up.
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should have kicked him in the balls then we would see who can talk
thanks..I'll just go and get some kitchen towel and dry my keyboard.

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should have kicked him in the balls then we would see who can talk
because nothing says you're a good citizen like being in caught and charged with assult on a mute man:awesome:.

yes it would be on the NHS unless he wanted private.
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ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhahaha my bad.
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