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It's just annoying when you're watching a video or listening to something with earphones and they enter and start playing in your ears or shove the paper cup under your nose..great
Bloody rude. The glare they get upon doing this deters them from further inquiries as to exactly how much money I want to give their sick uncle/deaf child/whatever other cause, though, and they take their cup away fairly quickly.
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Old 27.04.2012, 15:04
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Re: Busking/begging on trams

Wow. Generous hearts here. Not that I give to buskers, but just try and remember that some people aren't as lucky as you. Be grateful, shake your head no, and carry on with your life.

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Wow. Generous hearts here. Not that I give to buskers, but just try and remember that some people aren't as lucky as you. Be grateful, shake your head no, and carry on with your life.

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Asking the same thing a foot away from me wouldn't have such consequences - but don't barge into my personal space.
No matter how poor/hungry/etc. I am, there is something called basic manners.
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Old 27.04.2012, 15:17
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No matter how poor/hungry/etc. I am, there is something called basic manners.
Sorry. Clearly, I got the wrong end of the stick.

Next time, I suggest you stand up, and shout in his/her face:
"Get outta my face you retard! HOW DARE YOU INVADE MY PERSONAL SPACE!" then slap his face and challenge him/her to a duel.

There' that'll learn 'em and make you feel much better.

Alternatively, if you make eye contact, shake your head or say no firmly but with a smile, they'll never come near you.

It works fine for me and I call that basic manners too.
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Old 27.04.2012, 15:18
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Re: Busking/begging on trams

I will sometimes give money to buskers, it depends on how good they are but I will almost never give money to beggars.

two events stopped me from doing that, the second being I was walking up from Manor in GE and there was a beggar in a doorway with his cup out but he was sleeping?, passed out? ... just as I passed him someone else came along who I presumed to be the "gang master" ... kicked this guy hard in the leg to wake him up, yelled at him in a language I didn't understand and then emptied the contents of this guys cup into a bag and walked off... presumably to the next spot he had someone stationed.
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Old 27.04.2012, 15:24
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... just as I passed him someone else came along who I presumed to be the "gang master" ...
That's pretty much why we only give to registered charities, unless it is a legit and talented busker (vs. beggar).
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I will sometimes give money to buskers, it depends on how good they are but I will almost never give money to beggars.
Likewise. As a musician myself I appreciate music of many kinds, and if I enjoy someone's efforts I'll generally throw a coin or two in their guitar case (or whatever). But the old gypsy-looking guy on the corner of Aeschenvorstadt who plays random notes on his violin for much of the winter gets nothing - learn to play a tune, at least, will ya?
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Re: Busking/begging on trams

another of my pointless stories... last time I remember giving money to a beggar.... there was youngish girl on the street with a dog, she had all the looks of a junkie but it was the dog that prompted me to give her a few francs.. the poor dog looked as skinny as her and was shivering in the cold.

that got me.
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another of my pointless stories... last time I remember giving money to a beggar.... there was youngish girl on the street with a dog, she had all the looks of a junkie but it was the dog that prompted me to give her a few francs.. the poor dog looked as skinny as her and was shivering in the cold.

that got me.
That is something I have noted here. The number of beggars who have dogs. How do they earn enough to feed the dog as well as themselves? I presume the poor animal has pulling power for attracting more money, but enough to help support both?

Don't know.
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Re: Busking/begging on trams

Homeless people often have dogs to keep them company.
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That is something I have noted here. The number of beggars who have dogs. How do they earn enough to feed the dog as well as themselves? I presume the poor animal has pulling power for attracting more money, but enough to help support both?

Don't know.
They have dog because it is their only family and support. They also keep them warm at night and protect them.

I used to not understand how they could have a dog and feed them while living in the street. I understand now.
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They have dog because it is their only family and support. They also keep them warm at night and protect them.

I used to not understand how they could have a dog and feed them while living in the street. I understand now.

That would explain it. Now I know too, cheers.
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Re: Busking/begging on trams

He was on there again this morning! The same one! AND its a monday morning so im even less awake!

I think maybe he is doing it just to torcher me, however jokes on him because i remembered my headphones today so just turned my music on full blast to drown out the terrible playing and pretended to be asleep
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He was on there again this morning! The same one! AND its a monday morning so im even less awake!

I think maybe he is doing it just to torcher me, however jokes on him because i remembered my headphones today so just turned my music on full blast to drown out the terrible playing and pretended to be asleep
we get the same tram into work!

i think i need to buy an accordion
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Hey All,

I've taken a look on other threads but there wasnt really much on this that i could find.

Is busking/begging on trams legal over here?

Nearly every morning on my way to work there is someone with an accordian or a violin on the tram playing their songs and then making you feel really awkward when they walk past you shoving their stupid paper cup in your face trying to get you to give them your money that you worked hard to get yourself (or at least i do :P).

Its starting to get extremely irritating now esecially when its on the 7am tram into work when you've only just woken up and can barely open your eyes or think let along having to sit there with an accordian blaring out in your face and the bloke staring at you (i was stupidly sat on the very front seat this morning)

I understand that they need money to eat and I can apprecciate that but MUST they do it when im on my way into work? Im always grouchy enough in the morning as it is, let alone with some man shoving a cup in my face making me feel bad for not giving him my money just because he can play a crappy song on an acordian singing extremely badly.

I suppose its my own fault for forgetting my headphones this morning and sitting on the front seat but does anyone else getting annoyed by this or is it just me being extremely grumpy in the mornings?

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Re: Busking/begging on trams

Let `s make one thing clear for starters,a person playing an instrument to a reasonable standard is busking,it has nothing to do with begging.
Busking is an good old trade and i for one appreciate it.


The people who moan about buskers are probably only one step beyond trying to ban church bells etc.
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we get the same tram into work!

i think i need to buy an accordion
I wonder what he would do if people just pulled out instruments from no where and started busking with him! that could be quite funny to watch! (just not in the mornings!)

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Hello Grumpy!!!
I am the first to admit I am a miserable git in the mornings, especially monday mornings! It probably dosent help that this man is extremely happy and cherpy trying to sing to his terrible song. Im assuming the point is to cheer everyone up and bring them some joy back into their miserable morning lives but im happy enough sitting there in my own grumpy miserableness! its what i do best! :P
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I wonder what he would do if people just pulled out instruments from no where and started busking with him! that could be quite funny to watch! (just not in the mornings!)
i could start playing a few minutes before he finishes and then go around and collect money before he does
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i could start playing a few minutes before he finishes and then go around and collect money before he does

Sounds like a brilliant idea! I play saxophone, lets try blasting his Mondaymorning ears off and see how he like it. We could form a band!
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