Panhandlers at Truck Stops

Discussion in 'Truck Stops' started by Winkjr, Jan 25, 2012.

  1. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

    1,804
    610
    Oct 18, 2011
    Marlton NJ
    0
    Man these pan handlers are horrible in Columbia sc. I got approached by 2 already they both wanted to shine my tanks. But when I first pulled in the first one wanted to shine my wheels until he saw I had white ones. Then he wanted to do my tanks. Then he went to asking me for a dollar. I told him he should give me a dollar he didnt like that. The second one told me he was hungry i just walked away. He did try to sell it though by rubbing his belly.
     
  2. Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  3. Bigarmin88

    Bigarmin88 Road Train Member

    1,792
    373
    Aug 30, 2008
    Tampa Bay Fl
    0
    There popping up here in Florida also,seems anywhere you go in the south there always one hanging out at a truck stop.
     
  4. Caterpillar2188

    Caterpillar2188 Bobtail Member

    24
    12
    Jul 15, 2009
    Kentucky
    0
    I was in Little Rock at the petro, some guy was trying to sell me movies so he could buy some country fried steaks for him and his wife, told him no, then he just asks if he can have a couple dollars and I told him no again. About 45 minutes later I was up to the entrance by the fuel islands and that same guy is being hand cuffed and walked away by the officer.
     
    usamerica Thanks this.
  5. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

    1,804
    610
    Oct 18, 2011
    Marlton NJ
    0
    So I was getting ready to leave Columbia this morning and the same 2 guys were out there begging for money. And soon as I got to the truckstop in Virginia today one was right on me asking for money.
     
  6. CondoCruiser

    CondoCruiser The Legend

    19,726
    18,717
    Apr 18, 2010
    Tennessee
    0
    I always tell them, "Sorry, I don't get paid until tomorrow. I'm broke too". Works everytime. :)
     
    young trucker, Friday, Wade68 and 3 others Thank this.
  7. SHO-TYME

    SHO-TYME Road Train Member

    3,425
    3,172
    Apr 20, 2011
    Dahlonega, GA
    0
    I just ignore them. They try to start telling me their sob stories and I just cut them off and walk away.
     
  8. mgfg

    mgfg Road Train Member

    1,753
    622
    Mar 29, 2010
    0
    It must be my disposition>I haven't been bothered in years!
     
    Wild Murphy Thanks this.
  9. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

    1,804
    610
    Oct 18, 2011
    Marlton NJ
    0
    That's what I been doing I been asking them for a dollar too sometimes
     
  10. mr truckdriver

    mr truckdriver Light Load Member

    284
    166
    Mar 2, 2008
    ft myers fl
    0
    if they are really hungry ask them to step inside and buy them a meal 1 out of 100 might take you up on that most are just professional beggars
     
    Ty3000 and Bo Hunt Thank this.
  11. Winkjr

    Winkjr Road Train Member

    1,804
    610
    Oct 18, 2011
    Marlton NJ
    0
    I never offered a meal but I have offered them food out of my cupboard but they rarely take it.
     
    Lucidiousgibs, TGUNKEL and LindaPV Thank this.
  • Truckers Report Jobs

    Trucking Jobs in 30 seconds

    Every month 400 people find a job with the help of TruckersReport.

  • Draft saved Draft deleted