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Published:August 13th, 2010 14:06 EST
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Would You Let A Bum Borrow Your American Express Card?

By Robert Paul Reyes

"A New York advertising executive gave her American Express Platinum card to a beggar after she realized she had no cash but wanted to help him.

american express`He asked me if I had any money,` Merrie Harris, 45, told the New York Post. `He said he just wanted to get a Vitaminwater. I said, `I don`t (have any cash) -- I only have my credit card.`

`He said, `Would it be OK if I borrow it?` I said, `Sure,` she explained.

`He said, `Is it OK if I get a pack of cigarettes too?` I said, `Sure.`" - UPI
Believe it or not, the beggar came back a few minutes later. The panhandler has a lot more self-control than yours truly, I would have gone to the nearest Best Buy and loaded my Jeep with electronics.

This lady is beyond gullible, and she`s extremely fortunate that she encountered the only homeless dude in New York City who wouldn`t have filled his shopping cart with booze courtesy of her credit card.

If a beggar asked me for a couple of bucks to buy Vitamin water, I would have cursed him out. I have never in my life seen a beggar sipping on Vitaminwater. Thunderbird wine, Yes! Vitaminwater, No!

I would like to ask the generous but gullible lady if I could use her American Express Platinum card, just to see what the dang thing looks like.

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