Sunday, April 13, 2008

A Very Specific Panhandler I Heard Yesterday in Union Square

"Can somebody spare 70 cents for an orange soda?"

8 comments:

Mark said...

I wonder where you can get an orange soda for seventy cents? Or maybe he had .37 cents and all he lacked was the seventy cents for the rest of it? Usually I will give people money when they ask for it and I have it to give, but there is this one legged guy by the CNN Center in downtown Atlanta who will scream and cuss at you if you don't give him money, and sometimes I admit that I don't give him anything just becuase it's so entertaining, but then I feel bad and I go put something in his cup. It may be that the seventy-cents orange soda dude had some vodka or something that he likes to drink with orange soda and he thought you'd be more likely to give to get him an orange soda than a thing of vodka? This is a mystery. You should interview him on camera. Once a lady asked me for forty cents in Boston, she didn't say why, so I gave it to her.

Anonymous said...

did you give it to him?

D said...

You have an incredibly poor fashion sense. I can't help but cringe anytime I see photos from some event you've attended. If it's your stylist making these decisions, fire him/her immediately. Seriously, your career won't go anywhere if you keep dressing like that.

Mark said...

I feel the need to defend Alison's fashion sense but, knowing nothing about fashion and less about handling a career in show business, I don't feel like I'm up to the task. However, I will point out that d's criticism was hardly constructive and certainly lacks compassion or tact, which would make me question his or her motives (and just what the "d" stands for). Some folks just like to tear down anyone who achieves any success in a business like this, out of jealousy or a sense of entitlement. On the other hand, maybe D is a good friend of yours, Alison, and the comments are welcome. As it is, all I can say is, like the dorky guy in the car commercial....

YOU'RE SO HOT!!!!

Anonymous said...

Nice job on the season finale of Human Giant. I fapped.

thursday31190 said...

heck id probably be that crazy asking for orange soda, heck id probably shoot for grape soda.

Nathan said...
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Nathan said...

that was me! no! i said "do you have that 70 bucks for some 40's and a quarter"...