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Old 06-16-2010, 01:07 AM   #16
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Default Re: Paid homeless guy to rebound my ball... am I a bad person?

u're paying him for good honest work. he probably got a lil cardio in chasing all your bricks it's not like you're exploiting him for financial gain or amusement. you guys heard of BUMFIGHTS? now that's exploitation
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Old 06-16-2010, 10:42 PM   #17
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Lol thanks for replies... The same guy was there today again and he again rebounded my ball lool. gave him 10$ for about 1h20-1h30. It's totally worth it I get SO many more shots in its crazy.

he said he hangs around that parc alot so If I ever needed him I could just ask.


Cool. Now just be careful. There might come a day when u can't pay him. U don't need a stalker..
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:37 PM   #18
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Default Re: Paid homeless guy to rebound my ball... am I a bad person?

When I clicked on the thread I seriously thought somebody paid a hobo to be his teammate in a pickup game. That would be literally sickening for the other team fighting for rebounds over the hobo
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Old 06-16-2010, 11:58 PM   #19
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Hey, in this economy a job's a job...
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Old 06-17-2010, 01:08 AM   #20
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Taking advantage of? He probably enjoyed it. Those guys get no interaction with anyone and get written off in society.

The guy probably felt pretty good afterwards.
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Old 06-17-2010, 03:08 AM   #21
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If he is physically capable of rebounding for you and not hobbled I think it's cool. He gets exercise and a little human interaction, some spending money, and you were nice enough to give him a coupon for food.

I think it was nice of you. I would have only given him a couple of stray 1's.
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Old 06-18-2010, 09:40 AM   #22
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god damn i'm jealous, i wish there wer some more homeless folk around here
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Old 07-13-2010, 04:43 AM   #23
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Lol thanks for replies... The same guy was there today again and he again rebounded my ball lool. gave him 10$ for about 1h20-1h30. It's totally worth it I get SO many more shots in its crazy.

he said he hangs around that parc alot so If I ever needed him I could just ask.
Damn. We got a little buisness startin up in here.

Nah but seriously though, its all good.
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Old 07-14-2010, 08:10 PM   #24
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Damn. We got a little buisness startin up in here.

Nah but seriously though, its all good.


Hehe yeah lol...
He was actually waiting for me there today.
Its awesome and the guy seems genuinely happy to do it too.
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:12 PM   #25
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He probably just likes having interaction with someone else. Do you guys talk when you are shooting?
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Old 07-15-2010, 10:31 PM   #26
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as long as you didn't bend him over, it's cool
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Old 07-19-2010, 12:03 AM   #27
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Way better than ignoring him. At least you probably kinda made him feel like he's still a person.
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Old 07-19-2010, 05:23 AM   #28
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OP, you're def. a good kid since you valued his service over his status by paying him a decent "hourly wager."
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Old 07-19-2010, 03:18 PM   #29
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LOL whyd you put a guy playing a violin omfg roflmao
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Old 07-19-2010, 06:27 PM   #30
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u did a good thing. there's no harm in it unless he took the money to go buy some smack or something.
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