Had a mute guy knock on my door Watch

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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?
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Surely the NHS would cover that?
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Probably a scam. I've seen these kind of things so many times before, just in a different form.
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(Original post by Gamer99)
Surely the NHS would cover that?
More than likely.
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I think t'was a lie...
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Hate to sound cynical (but I am I guess), but probably faking it? :dontknow:

Funny how it's something invisible and can't be proved, only disproved.

I've had some incredible sob stories from people asking for money in town. They can't all be true ... in fact I'd bet that 95% aren't. I just say no to them all without really hearing them out now.
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Yes I have. It was in Italy though and it was a woman. We didn't buy anything.
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I work in marks and spencers and a deaf guy goes around the cafe handing out keyrings with a note pretty much saying what you said, he's been chased away loads of times :P
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i havent had this before - just had art students charging like £100 - no way jose :p:

yeah it was probably just a scam
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I reckon you'd get that on the NHS. I'm not entirely sure you could even perform such an operation, maybe a medical student could shed some light?
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if he didnt have scars on his neck, then it was definately a scam

come on

observation????
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Had similar things in Rome, Budapest, Paris and Geneva; perhaps I've been picked on as a tourist though. They always come up to you with a note written in English about not being able to eat. A boy in Paris gave me a ring because it was "lucky" and I seemed like a "lucky guy" then he came back 10 seconds later asking for money. I just gave him back his ring and walked off...
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What an odd thinkg to damage in a car crash. Probably some homeless guy thinking he'd get more sympathy that way.
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should have kicked him in the balls then we would see who can talk
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(Original post by Craig_D)
Hate to sound cynical (but I am I guess), but probably faking it? :dontknow:

Funny how it's something invisible and can't be proved, only disproved.

I've had some incredible sob stories from people asking for money in town. They can't all be true ... in fact I'd bet that 95% aren't. I just say no to them all without really hearing them out now.
A bit pointless here anyway, dont you think? :p:


(sorry-couldn't resist :getmecoat:)
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I've had two or three of these. They give you the note about their situation but then after you read the note you engage in conversation. All the ones that have come knocking on my door have been able to listen and speak so what's the point in giving the note??

They are usually selling stuff like tea towels and oven gloves.
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I've had a polish guy come to my door twice in the space of two years selling artwork as he needed to fund his family/education...the thing was the sketches were just photocopies.
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You get people like this all the time in foreign countries, I'd bet its a scam.
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(Original post by schtim)
A bit pointless here anyway, dont you think? :p:


(sorry-couldn't resist :getmecoat:)

Ahahaha. Well spotted :yep:
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I love drawings!!!!
No one like this ever knocks on my door
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