Funny thing happened to me earlier this year and I always felt as if I had been taken advantage of. Here it is... I was at a Walmart in El Paso, TX sometime in January or February. I park the car as usual and head into the store when the strangest thing happened. A man, who I thought was going to ask for money, approached me and said, "Excuse me sir, do you think on your way out (he started to look at a piece of paper) that you might have some extra milk, eggs, cheese, etc that you could spare? My daughter is having a shower and I can't afford the stuff to throw her a party." I thought to myself, "WTF? Is this guy serious?" So I called his bluff, "Let me see your list." (He hands it to me and I glance at it) "Ok, I think I can get some of this, I'll be right back." So, I took the guys list and went on about my business. The list had about 10-12 items on it: eggs, cheese, cake mix, milk... You get the point. I bought everything except a card and flowers. The total ended up being right around 20 dollars. I came out of the store and saw him there, waiting patiently. I told him that I got almost everything, but didn't know what kind of card or flowers he wanted so I didn't get them. He thanked me and I gave him 20 dollars cash to do whatever with. I watched the man walk over and put the stuff in a Volvo and then drive off. Well this is why I felt that I had been gotten. I was at the same Walmart a couple of weeks later and saw the same man approaching people again. I didn't think much of it at the time and I didn't talk to him. After I got home and thought about it I wondered if he just made up the whole story just to get money. Would someone, who didn't appear to be homeless, go through the trouble of making a list and a sob story to convince people to give him money. He didn't ask me for money, he just wanted groceries. Idk.