They say beggars can't be choosers but not everyone got the message. Unfortunately, far too many people try to lowball you on Craigslist, constantly demand things of you they're not entitled to, and even complain when something they just got isn't good enough, even though it's free. Seriously.

There's a whole subreddit dedicated exclusively to these folks. It's called r/Choosingbeggars and since its creation in 2014, the online community has grown to a 2.3 million-big army, constantly shaming those who believe the world owes them just because they're living in it.

Loyal Bored Panda readers might remember that we've already covered this subreddit (here, here, and here), but it has featured so many new cases since our last publication, we just had to release a new one.

#1

I’m Just Going To Leave This Here

I’m Just Going To Leave This Here

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Karen Cooper
Community Member
8 months ago

Wish I could like this more than once.

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#2

Uno Reverse

Uno Reverse

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Penelope
Community Member
8 months ago

Beautiful!

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#3

Not My Messages But Thought It Was Funny

Not My Messages But Thought It Was Funny

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Penelope
Community Member
8 months ago

Jaw droppingly awful. Who ARE these people?!

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Artists and just freelancers in general appear to be dealing with choosing beggars the most. Author Len Cristobal thinks their ridiculous offers sometimes come from what she calls distance.

“People rarely see artists, their sleeves rolled up and hunched over a desk, studying various elements of design, principles, software, methods, materials, trends, histories, and relevant industries in order to hone their craft, find opportunities where their skill set is needed, and produce sensible artwork,” Cristobal wrote. “There are people who believe that artists deserve low pay because their work does not require technical skills — as if art is produced solely by impulse, vanity, or some internal dissonance.”

#4

“Exposure Doesn’t Pay The Bills, My Guy”

“Exposure Doesn’t Pay The Bills, My Guy”

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RaroaRaroa
Community Member
8 months ago

Two arm sleeves! Not even smart enough to start small.

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#5

Its Always The Christmas Excuses

Its Always The Christmas Excuses

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

Hi guys, reading all your comments here most days and chatting, be it debate or jokes etc, it has ABSOLUTELY RUINED MY CHILD'S chances of being bored too, as I share some of the funny animal pics with him and we love it. Have a happy and safe holidays, in all your various locations!❤️

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#6

Not One Penny More!

Not One Penny More!

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
8 months ago

Gotta love the response 😂😂😂

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But the subreddit r/ChoosingBeggars features many examples where scrooges seem to be aware of what they doing. Like the parents who use their kids to guilt-trip professionals, saying their family's holidays will be ruined if they don't get that $2,000 sofa for $75.

These acts might also have something to do with human nature. Psychologist and decision researcher Eva Krockow, Ph.D., for example, said people experience a pleasant high after receiving a freebie in an expensive world where we frequently have to pay even for visiting a public toilet.

I guess nobody will be able to avoid such clients while working in a people-oriented industry. So I guess the only thing we can do is make funny posts and laugh about them. Otherwise, all of that pain that comes from interacting with them would just be a waste.

#7

How Many Likes For Free Shoes?

How Many Likes For Free Shoes?

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Caro Caro
Community Member
8 months ago

Haahaha. Brilliant. Very uhm to the point.

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#8

“Freebie” Is The New F-Word

“Freebie” Is The New F-Word

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Chich
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

I don't get these people wanting to pay with 'exposure'. Why would anyone want 'exposure' to what is likely a huge group of freeloaders?

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#9

Dude Wants To Get Payed To Have Free Rocks Delivered To His House

Dude Wants To Get Payed To Have Free Rocks Delivered To His House

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh, there's a 'hole' lotta place you can deliver those rocks to buddy

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#10

Woman Doesn’t Want To Pay Amazon For A Thing Amazon Made

Woman Doesn’t Want To Pay Amazon For A Thing Amazon Made

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Kat
Community Member
8 months ago

Hmmm.... There is a slight doubt here. Maybe she wants to investigate the possibility of paying directly to Clarkson?

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#11

Not Happy I Paid For It

Not Happy I Paid For It

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

Oh no, not socialism/charity! The horror!! 😱

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#12

Free Christmas Isn’t Tall Or Full Enough

Free Christmas Isn’t Tall Or Full Enough

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
8 months ago

S E L F I S H!

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#13

63 Sandwiches In 1 1/2 Hours!?! How Dare They!

63 Sandwiches In 1 1/2 Hours!?! How Dare They!

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Madison Feehan
Community Member
8 months ago

I'd pay to see that fight.

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#14

Meal Service Gives Her A Free Item And She Complains

Meal Service Gives Her A Free Item And She Complains

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

Aha, another member of the elusive "Society of gift-horse mouth examiners"!

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#15

Don't Let People Know How Much I Am Underpaying Them!

Don't Let People Know How Much I Am Underpaying Them!

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Troux
Community Member
8 months ago

You can haggle on the price after you pick up their daughter. You're at maximum negotiating power at that point.

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#16

Now That Was Simply Uncalled For

Now That Was Simply Uncalled For

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Lauren Caswell
Community Member
8 months ago

F*****g scummy

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#17

How Dare They Uphold Company Policies And Not Give Me Free Stuff?! They Will Destroy This Business!

How Dare They Uphold Company Policies And Not Give Me Free Stuff?! They Will Destroy This Business!

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Troux
Community Member
8 months ago (edited)

WILL DESTROY A BUSINESS. Starbucks is totally done for. Shareholders are furious about the temp of that breakfast sammie.

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#18

"The World Doesn't Owe You A Living"

"The World Doesn't Owe You A Living"

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My O My
Community Member
8 months ago

Why are so many people mean?

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#19

Artists Who Live With Their Parents Don't Deserve To Be Paid For Their Hard Work?

Artists Who Live With Their Parents Don't Deserve To Be Paid For Their Hard Work?

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Cecily Holland
Community Member
8 months ago

I don’t know what’s worse the entitlement or the entitlement

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#20

Did I Find One?

Did I Find One?

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Tamra Stiffler
Community Member
8 months ago

There seems to be this pervasive belief that making art isn't legitimate work and, therefore, should be something that can be given away. I don't get that.

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#21

Free Husky Too White To Adopt

Free Husky Too White To Adopt

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
8 months ago

Who would not want that sweetheart!! And for the reason that he is not coloured!!!

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#22

Guy Uses Tinder Like He's Ordering A Mail Order Bride

Guy Uses Tinder Like He's Ordering A Mail Order Bride

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Caro Caro
Community Member
8 months ago

Should I send you a link for sex-dolls? Then you can dress her in anything you want, do to it what the hell you want and she'll never complain AND you can take her with you on road trips. You will never ever find a real live woman because you sound like a creep. Go away.

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#23

No Payment, But Sex, Right?

No Payment, But Sex, Right?

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Sa Ruuu
Community Member
8 months ago

I always forget there are states that have 16 or 17 as the age of consent. Reading this gave me the creeps

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#24

You've Already Given Me Free Money, But It's Not Enough

You've Already Given Me Free Money, But It's Not Enough

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

I thought this was a feel-good story, but then...☹️

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#25

I'm Just Trying To Sell A Desk On Fb Marketplace

I'm Just Trying To Sell A Desk On Fb Marketplace

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

“Sure, $350 in cash will make me ecstatic.”

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#26

A Person In My Local Facebook Group Wants Someone To Pay Them A Thousand Dollars To Remove Their Old Deck. Pretty Sure You're Supposed To Pay People For The Services You Want, Not Vice Versa

A Person In My Local Facebook Group Wants Someone To Pay Them A Thousand Dollars To Remove Their Old Deck. Pretty Sure You're Supposed To Pay People For The Services You Want, Not Vice Versa

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Dorothy Parker
Community Member
8 months ago

How did people become so stupid? Seriously? Is it reality television? Do they identify with the Kardashian family? Or is it with 45, who never paid his creditors?

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#27

I Don’t Know What’s Worse, Op Or The One Single Person Interested

I Don’t Know What’s Worse, Op Or The One Single Person Interested

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Otter
Community Member
8 months ago

A friend does "companion care", exactly this sort of thing. Companionship and household assistance for elders who need someone to help out and keep an eye on them. She charges about $1000 a week for day work, double that for living in, requires days off, and others in her field charge much more.

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#28

Having A Child Costs Money, Cb: *surprised Pikachu*

Having A Child Costs Money, Cb: *surprised Pikachu*

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Zedrapazia
Community Member
8 months ago

If I pay extra to sit next to the window, I will sit next to the window without budging for someone's crotch gremlin.

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#29

Local Salon Seems To Have Dealt With Enough Cbs/Influencers That They Have Included Them In Their Pricing Model

Local Salon Seems To Have Dealt With Enough Cbs/Influencers That They Have Included Them In Their Pricing Model

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

Why so much more for women? I have long, straight hair and I just need someone who can cut a tiny bit off in a straight line. My husband with his mountain of tight curls is much more complicated than I am.

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#30

Free Husky ?

Free Husky ?

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May
Community Member
8 months ago

The commenter is absolutely right, do not get a pet if you can't afford to take care of it.

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#31

Hmmm "Not Picky"

Hmmm "Not Picky"

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

“Not picky?” Did they not read the list they posted above that?

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#32

Only Dr. You'll Get For $16.00 Is Dr. Pepper

Only Dr. You'll Get For $16.00 Is Dr. Pepper

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Mad Dragon
Community Member
8 months ago

This is especially sad because it’s more than double Iowa’s minimum wage of $7.25 per hour, which has not increased in the last 12 years.

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#33

Entry Level Help Needed!

Entry Level Help Needed!

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Artsy Bookworm
Community Member
8 months ago

Looks like we need to start studying from the moment of birth😶😶😶

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#34

“You Aren’t Playing Where It’s Convenient For Me, I’m Finding A New Favourite Band!”

“You Aren’t Playing Where It’s Convenient For Me, I’m Finding A New Favourite Band!”

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Dodo
Community Member
8 months ago

I live near a capital city and most touring bands still miss us. Don't be a d**k about it, Michele.

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#35

I'm Happy He Feels Better... But What A Wreck

I'm Happy He Feels Better... But What A Wreck

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May
Community Member
8 months ago

I don't understand reddit rewards - does that gold star thing mean someone actually gave him gold?

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