10 seconds or more of intimidation from a person to whom you have already said no to, is a long time.
That guy is a bloody plague, he's a professional beggar. Lives somewhere up in the midlands. I encountered him a number of times in my former profession, him and a number of the other roma gypsies get dropped off here to beg and steal and then they get picked up and back up to the midlands.
Yes he did this to me on Monday, lingered for about 10 seconds (I'm a woman). I thought it was just me as I'd intended to hit the lock button on my door when I saw him (just in case) and ended up hitting the button that winds down the windows (I'm not fully accustomed to the electronics in my car just yet). So I was fiddling a lot with the door. Made no eye contact with him though, just stared straight ahead.
I hate those window washer bástards as well. Got my windscreen washed at Punches Cross a couple of years ago by one of them, despite shaking my head vigorously to say no! Didn't pay him though -the lights went green!
On the topic of the window washers, when they approach, just use the washer on your car and turn the wipers on full. They'll just walk past you.
If they still try.. Reverse the car.. and run em down!
There is a beggar who hangs around outside the entrance to Cruises Street Car park beside Z We Ton on little Ellen Street with his any money to help a homeless man spiel, I walk past him almost everyday and he really annoys me, he is wearing a different shiny tracksuit everyday, someone must be giving him money if he is always there.
He lives/stops in castletroy actually, regularily meet him and his daughter shopping in superquinn/ lidl. saw him only yesterday.
i was sitting outside cafe on Thomas street with a friend drinking coffee when a Romanian women gave me a note saying how she had no English and needs money for food, i told her no, she had the bestest english then when she tried to hassle us for money!!! i wouldn't give them money ever! like previous posters say if people keep giving them money, they wont stop!!! it will be like south park where we will have them coming from everywhere!
also had 2 beggars sit down beside me drinking beer talking to me while waiting for bus i sat there for ages thinking security in my eye line will tell them to piss off! no they didnt! i had to go walk away and hide in a different bus stop and hope they didnt see me hiding from them
Try living and working in Dublin mate.
I pass at least two dozen beggars a day.
Had people come into where I work and try beg of customers inside.
Have had the usual "need a ticket home", "need a cup of tea", even had the novel "I won't lie to you, I want to buy some Heroin."
It's actually a bit upsetting that I'm becoming so used to it since moving here.
Limerick is a nightmare for begging. It isn't just the beggars either, you've got chuggers on Cruises street and for Christ's sake I wish someone would put a stop to groups of teenagers in school uniform collecting for charity every few yards around the city. Lets be honest, there are plenty of charity shops in the city centre if people want to donate to charity. I'm all for supporting charity but I'm fed up of having buckets rattled at me. Don't even get me started on that pr**k from the Hanley centre, NO means No, No matter how many times I pass you.
Cruises Street is empty these days. Thomas St. and Bedford Row is where the chuggers gather now.
Not yesterday there was a group of them waiting in the centre of cruises st. Had to nip through boots to avoid them
Chuggers = knackers with cans or people with collection buckets?
I used to live in Limerick until a few years ago and had the same experiences mentioned here. Never heard the term chuggers though....
Chuggers = "Charity" muggers, no money up front, usually have a clipboard to take down your bank details so that they can collect on a monthly basis from your a/c (and for the chugger, a fat commission), bright flourescent jacket and sickening disposition also de riguer.
As said, more prevalent at Bedford Row and Thomas St. corners, but have seen them daytime at the end of Cruises St, for a time they were patrolling by O'Mahony's Bookshop too.....thankfully no more at that shopfront.
Annoying twats with their mock cheerfullness, big "hello, how are yooouuuu?" before attempting the sales pitch. Worse again with the wimmin.."Aren't you looking lovely today?"....jeesus wept.
One nice thing about Chuggers though, you just love telling them to F*ck off.
Then get em with the headlight washers as they're level with your bonnet