Airport Taxi Scam
You’re waiting for your luggage
and a clean cut guy comes up asking if any one needs a taxi. If
you say yes, he’ll ask where you’re going and about how much
luggage you have. He will give you a quote for a few dollars
less than normal fare and start to help you with the luggage.
Once outside he’ll ask for the
money. After collecting he’ll hail a taxi and talk to the driver
for a few seconds telling him your needs. Then he opens the door
for you to get in, shuts it, and starts putting the luggage in
the trunk. When finished he shuts the trunk and waves good-bye,
keeping one of your bags and all of the taxi fare. By the time
you and the taxi driver figure it out, he’s already in a bar
wearing your clothes and spending your money.
If you made the mistake of
leaving your I.D in the bag, well, there are whole books written
about what happens when the wrong person gets your I.D.
I Know I can Trust You, Right?
Two men become partners and open
a store together. They alternate shifts; one works the cash
register while the other sleeps. One day this old lady walks in
and picks up a ten dollar item, and leaves a twenty dollar bill
on the counter. She turns around and starts walking out of the
store. Right when she gets to the door, the cashier is faced
with an ethical question. Should I tell my partner?
Studies have proven that for
whatever reason, 70% of business partnerships don’t work.
Here’s a good one. Challenge
anybody that you can tell their future by reading the bottom of
their shoe. You take the shoe, look at it and say: “I see that
you will be taking a short trip very soon.” You then toss the
shoe, making the person go retrieve it.
May I Use the Phone?
A person comes to your home or
office with a story about his car that broke down. He asks to
use your phone for help. A month later you get a 1-900 phone
bill. The hustler uses as many people’s phones for as long as
possible because he gets a percentage.
The Perfect Time Waster
No trick in the history of man
has ever been more senseless, useless, or ridiculous! This trick
is done only by those who are bored out of their minds. It can
only be mildly interesting to those locked in a room with each
other for a couple of years. Like a jail.
Still interested? Okay then,
you’ve just heard the guard say, “Lights out in five minutes.”
You and your cellmate, let’s call him Louis, finish off the last
of your contraband Scotch Whiskey, and light a cigarette. You
start drifting off into a dreamlike state, thinking about
tomorrow, roll call, and hope the soap won’t slip from your
hands. But instead of kissing Louis on the lips and saying good
night, you come up with an experiment.
You fill the Whiskey bottle full
of smoke by blowing it slowly in with a straw. You then ask
Louis how long he thinks it would take for all the smoke to
leave the bottle. Whatever he says, it will be wrong, because
all you have to do is drop a lit match into the bottle. It will
come in contact with the Whiskey residual and create a flash or
mini explosion forcing the smoke out instantly.
The contents of this section
are dangerous. Misuse of the material can cheapen an art form
or at the very least make you look stupid. More importantly,
misuse of this information may result in jail time or death.
Do not attempt any of these tricks without the direct
supervision of a responsible professional.