"I bet I can tell you where you got your shoes"

I've got nothing against someone trying to make an honest living, and if you want to shine shoes for a living: that's a beautiful thing.

But this old con is getting REAL old.

If you don't know the scam; the shoe shine guy will ask you if you want a shine. If you say no, he says "Betcha five dollars I can tell you where you got your shoes". You say "no thanks". Then he makes it more interesting by saying not only can he tell you hwere you got your shoes, he can tell you what street you got them on.

Since you know damn well there's no way he can know such personal information, you take the bet.

The answer: "You got your shoes ON YOUR FEET. And your feet are on Bourbon Street."

We really wish the guys would stop bugging people. And if they insist on continuing, at least get a new scam already. Sheesh.


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