Creative Panhandler Signs Appreciated, Still Ineffective


A Times writer recently spotted a woman on the side of the road holding up a sign reading, “Let’s Do Lunch. U-Buy.” Clever! As she spoke to the woman, some guy in a “hot-looking Mazda RX-3” pulled up. “It’s cute, I like that,” he said, referring to the sign. In sappy romantic-movie fantasy world, he would’ve then opened up the car door, bought her lunch, and then married her. Turns out, not quite. “It doesn’t necessarily make me want to give her anything,” Mazda guy continued, “but it’s definitely creative.” We imagine he then sped off, kicking up a plume of dust in her face. [City Room/NYT]