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How do you feel about using a sign to panhandle?
 
 
ROBERT G:
 
People want to hear you. A sign don't do nothing. You make more money without a sign. 'Cause people want to hear you verbally.
 
 
RICHARD G:
 
Oh, don't let me get started, okay—
 
 
ROBERT G:
 
People can tell why you by the sound of your voice, and what type of personality you have—
 
 
RICHARD G:
 
And how you're a bum! You're a crackhead! Next!
 
 
ROBERT G:
 
If you putting a sign up, they don't know what you are.
 
 
RICHARD G:
 
I don't use no sign!
 
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ROBERT S:
 
And there's nothing wrong with a lot of people out here with them signs, panhandling. Nothing wrong, and they out here, just playing on people's sympathy. And that's wrong, I think it's wrong.
 


 
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