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Favor Needed for Las Vegas (near the Strip) Resident/Visitor
« on: December 15, 2015, 08:32:39 AM »
Hi! Ok, in short I was totally out of it from not sleeping enough and partying while recently on a business trip with a coworker in Vegas. My SO has been challenging me to give to the needy for Xmas since we are fortunate enough to be well off enough. I mean we're Mustachian! Anyways, I had a bad experience with giving a lot in my prior youth and ahem to a "religious organization", so now I really just feel like I've done a lifetime worth of giving. Anyways, there is this Caucasian (probably blonde) homeless man in a wheel chair that makes flowers and flower designs out of I believe palm or corn stalks. He said he accepts donations when I asked him about a larger flower item shaped around a heart. Literally, a few minutes later I realized why didn't I give him more? Anyways, I'm out of it but if anyone is bold enough to do me a random good deed of giving, please PM me and we can work out a Paypal transfer if you can give this man $10 or $20 for me with my story in short (I can provide more details later). I would like to think there is only one homeless man that makes these that's in a wheelchair but I could be wrong. He was crossing over from the Mirage/Caesar's intersection towards Harrah's side when I saw him. I would appreciate a picture with the man upon giving him this short story [of how I screwed up and that his flowers were worth more than I gave him, but I was just kinda out of it that day]. This is a random request but I figured I'd try esp with the random power of social media these days. To think once over 15 years ago I would send a physical letter to a celebrity and now we have Twitter! Crazy. Anyways, thank you MMM community.
« Last Edit: December 16, 2015, 12:20:46 PM by MrsCoolCat »

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Re: Favor Needed for Las Vegas (near the Strip) Resident/Visitor
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2015, 08:45:47 AM »
Damn, wish I was still in Vegas.  Hopefully one of our other residents can help you out for a fun Christmas deed!  :)
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« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2015, 07:42:12 PM »
Hi! Hopefully a local chimes in. I will actually be there for my wedding in a few weeks and can look and see if I see him. If I see him I can certainly donate him some money and can share what you'd like. No promises I will see him and won't have much time to look. I have about 50 of my closest friends and family flying there to celebrate with us, so I will be pulled in a lot of other directions. If I see him, I promise you I'll stop :)

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« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2015, 09:37:15 PM »
Hi! Hopefully a local chimes in. I will actually be there for my wedding in a few weeks and can look and see if I see him. If I see him I can certainly donate him some money and can share what you'd like. No promises I will see him and won't have much time to look. I have about 50 of my closest friends and family flying there to celebrate with us, so I will be pulled in a lot of other directions. If I see him, I promise you I'll stop :)

Thank you! That is thoughtful of you and I'd understand if you were too busy to. It happened around 5pm this past Saturday, I had to leave at 8pm and I was with my coworker, or I would have went back, too.

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« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2015, 10:01:21 PM »
If someone does happen to see him, the easiest thing I can summarize is through this note:

Dear sir,

You do not know me, but on Saturday, December 12th, I saw you with your friend trying to gather your flowers to cross the street from the Mirage to Harrah's. I felt compelled to give something, but was with a coworker. I happened to see you at the crosswalk about to leave and decided to stop you. You will have to excuse me, but I probably slept no more than 16 hours in the past four days. I took out $2 expecting for a single rose, but saw something bigger that caught my eye. I asked you how much for the bigger heart with three roses, and you told me nothing and that you were just accepting donations. For some reason all I could say was, "Can I take this one," followed by "Good luck," rather than give you more. I wanted to let you know that my $2 was not an indication of your worth, but rather bad hindsight on my part (Vegas does that to people I suppose). You're worth so much more than what I gave you.

I really didn't want this to be long, but I once gave religiously that I somehow became cold hearted towards it. My husband asked that for Xmas I give to others. I felt rather forced, but not with you. I wanted to apologize yet thank you for reminding me of my own humanity and why I used to give. Please have a Merry Xmas and from the bottom of my heart I pray that you may have joy, peace and love regardless of your current or past situation.

Lucy from FL
« Last Edit: December 15, 2015, 10:03:33 PM by MrsCoolCat »

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« Reply #5 on: December 16, 2015, 01:04:13 AM »
Your attachment didn't work.
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
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« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2015, 05:45:04 AM »
Your attachment didn't work.

Did it work now?

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« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2015, 06:04:25 AM »
Yup.
We are two former teachers who accumulated a bunch of real estate, retired at 29, spent some time traveling the world full time and are now settled with three kids.
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« Reply #8 on: December 16, 2015, 08:15:22 AM »
Excellent! Just saved the post to my phone so it's easily retrievable. If I see him I will make sure and hook him up! I often stray from giving to some homeless, but I have an especially big soft spot for those who are disabled, mental or physically, as it hits close to home.

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« Reply #9 on: December 16, 2015, 12:19:38 PM »
Excellent! Just saved the post to my phone so it's easily retrievable. If I see him I will make sure and hook him up! I often stray from giving to some homeless, but I have an especially big soft spot for those who are disabled, mental or physically, as it hits close to home.

Thanks! Yea, I work near a large population of begging homeless and at least this guy was doing/making something even though in all fairness Vegas is more touristy than where I work. Still, those requests for cigarettes & repeated coincidental stories about my car broke down at the gas station get tiring.

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« Reply #10 on: December 17, 2015, 07:01:58 PM »
Man, I guess this all lies in one person's hands and may not happen. What do you think the odds are than I can convince Mr. OCC to go back with me to Vegas? Lol I got the $9 fare club with Spirit... 😜

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« Reply #11 on: December 18, 2015, 09:14:16 AM »
Following this thread, and just wanted to say that is a really sweet thing for you to do, MrsCoolCat. Unfortunately I am across the country from LV.

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« Reply #12 on: December 18, 2015, 02:02:50 PM »
Man, I guess this all lies in one person's hands and may not happen. What do you think the odds are than I can convince Mr. OCC to go back with me to Vegas? Lol I got the $9 fare club with Spirit... 😜

The good news is, it falls in the hands of one of the lesser mustachians here, so if I do see him, there's a good chance I may have already had too much to drink and be excessively generous haha.

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« Reply #13 on: December 19, 2015, 09:17:23 AM »
Following this thread, and just wanted to say that is a really sweet thing for you to do, MrsCoolCat. Unfortunately I am across the country from LV.

Thanks, but I wish I was more alert in common sense so I wouldn't need this favor! I guess then I wouldn't have this 1/2 story to share. It's 1/2 bc it's not finished yet...

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« Reply #14 on: December 19, 2015, 09:22:02 AM »
Man, I guess this all lies in one person's hands and may not happen. What do you think the odds are than I can convince Mr. OCC to go back with me to Vegas? Lol I got the $9 fare club with Spirit... 😜

The good news is, it falls in the hands of one of the lesser mustachians here, so if I do see him, there's a good chance I may have already had too much to drink and be excessively generous haha.

Haha, and don't call yourself a lesser Mustachian! I am a "slight" control freak and prefer to do things on my own when it's within my power to do so. Plus everyone is extra busy around this time so I don't like asking for favors. Not only do I not want to just burden you, but those odds don't seem favorable! I really wish I was actually thinking last Saturday... Smh but whatever happens happens. Hopefully I'll have another opportunity & be aware instead of let it pass me by, whether accidentally, dumbfounded-ly or otherwise.

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« Reply #15 on: December 21, 2015, 11:06:24 AM »
Hi MrsCoolCat - I will be in Las Vegas this coming weekend with family. I'm actually staying not far from where you encountered this man.
While I won't be spending much time on the strip, I'm happy to keep an eye out for him and pass along your message should I see him.

Thank you for sharing your story and giving someone else the opportunity to help.

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« Reply #16 on: December 21, 2015, 01:12:08 PM »
Hi MrsCoolCat - I will be in Las Vegas this coming weekend with family. I'm actually staying not far from where you encountered this man.
While I won't be spending much time on the strip, I'm happy to keep an eye out for him and pass along your message should I see him.

Thank you for sharing your story and giving someone else the opportunity to help.

Thanks! Sounds good. Give him $10-$20 for me if u happen to see him. Let me know and I'll forward the funds back via PayPal. Happy Holidays!

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« Reply #17 on: December 21, 2015, 01:45:42 PM »
I'll be back in Vegas in January.  I have actually seen the guy making those flowers and thought about buying one, as I really like them.  I always decided that I didn't need more 'stuff'.  Of course, now that I've heard your story I will buy one next time I see him.  You may end up doing him more good this way.  :)

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« Reply #18 on: December 21, 2015, 11:30:32 PM »
I'll be back in Vegas in January.  I have actually seen the guy making those flowers and thought about buying one, as I really like them.  I always decided that I didn't need more 'stuff'.  Of course, now that I've heard your story I will buy one next time I see him.  You may end up doing him more good this way.  :)

😊 Great! Too bad I didn't go "viral" and get him a job, too... Like the black homeless guy with the radio voice. Guess that's really stretching it in my wishing dept. I hope he finds his way tho.

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« Reply #19 on: December 28, 2015, 09:56:14 PM »
I know someone who may very well go in January! Second chance? I hope they run into him. Whoo hoo 2016!

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« Reply #20 on: January 27, 2016, 06:41:21 PM »
Hi all. Happy New Year! Any follow-up on this? Unfortunately, my friend didn't go to Vegas.

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« Reply #21 on: January 27, 2016, 07:22:15 PM »
Hi MrsCoolCat!

I unfortunately failed you. My Vegas trip was filled with all my closest friends from around the country and I spent most my days recovering from my very long nights (and getting married). Hopefully someone else can help out. Sorry!

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« Reply #22 on: January 28, 2016, 10:39:54 PM »
Hi MrsCoolCat!

I unfortunately failed you. My Vegas trip was filled with all my closest friends from around the country and I spent most my days recovering from my very long nights (and getting married). Hopefully someone else can help out. Sorry!

Aww, no worries. I hope to go back eventually & find him. Congrats on getting married btw! It sounded like fun! 😉

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« Reply #23 on: March 21, 2016, 11:41:51 AM »
Well I am local and work on the strip so I will try to fulfil this mission with a photo. I have lurked on this sight for 4 months so will be a small thing to do for all the great information and advice I have received, paying it forward hopefully if I can find him!

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« Reply #24 on: April 21, 2016, 09:28:41 PM »
That is nice and would be appreciated. I want to go back to Vegas but not sure SO wants to, otherwise I would have already done it. Anyways thanks for the thought as my friends never went... and the challenge continues...

Well I am local and work on the strip so I will try to fulfil this mission with a photo. I have lurked on this sight for 4 months so will be a small thing to do for all the great information and advice I have received, paying it forward hopefully if I can find him!