We all know the saying 'beggars can't be choosers?' but time and time again people like to challenge this idea by doing the exact opposite. Here at Bored Panda, we love to share some absurd stories and nothing is quite as ridiculous as choosing beggars who take no issue with asking for handouts - but only on their own inconsiderate terms.

The following list is a collection of posts from the internet of the best of the worst of these cheapskate types. From haggling over price points to roasting their loved ones for thoughtful gifts scroll down to check out these ridiculously rude people and don't forget to upvote your favs!

#1

A Brilliant Way To Deal With "Influencers"

A Brilliant Way To Deal With "Influencers"

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Azure Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

That's how you find the true influencers vs the scammers and shit heads

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It's a good trait to be generous - but it's also good to know when you're being taken advantage of. Not everyone has the skills to say "no" to moochers, users, and choosy beggars, so Bored Panda has collected some various tips. First, it is important to communicate the boundaries or conditions around what you are giving to them. 

#2

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

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

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Sandra Charlot
Community Member
1 year ago

I'm always surprised by the people being rude to someone who's handling their food ... Like really? You're not afraid of them spitting in your food ? That's a perfect dumbass naivety :)

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#3

This Groomer Is Definitely Prepared For All The Choosing Beggars

This Groomer Is Definitely Prepared For All The Choosing Beggars

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Number 5 doesn’t seem to be very true for SOME people. Still, I get the point they’re trying to make!

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If you want to help, haggle or handout - go for it- but also know that it is ok to say "no"! Some people take generosity to mean that you can be pushed to give more and more. If someone has assumed that your niceness means that you won't say no, respectfully remind them of your limits. In some cases, people won't want to continue to have transactions after you turn them down, and that's ok. 

#4

I Won't Invite You To My Baby Shower, But You Better Get Me A Gift

I Won't Invite You To My Baby Shower, But You Better Get Me A Gift

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

It's insane and spoiled to expect someone to get you a thing for an occasion they weren't invited to! It's like expecting someone to get you a wedding present without inviting them to the wedding

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#5

My Mechanic Telling It How It Is. Support Artists And Labor Folk!

My Mechanic Telling It How It Is. Support Artists And Labor Folk!

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Biljana Malesevic
Community Member
1 year ago

He is not wrong. People sometimes think job is easy if someone does it in short time. If you think it's easy, why pay me, do it yourself.

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Don't let yourself be consumed by guilt - set your boundaries and stick to them. Just because you can be accommodating doesn't mean you should. Most of us are taught it is a social norm to share what we have with those less fortunate, but giving back doesn't mean sacrificing your worth. Sure you can afford to cut a little off a price, but you are not responsible for other people's financial burdens. Remember if you give an inch to someone who is trying to take advantage they will want more. 

#6

Choosing Beggar

Choosing Beggar

Two years ago I saw that guy with the gas can begging for money. Tried to give him four dollars, but he said he doesn’t take anything less than five. After that I saw him there everyday for months. Turns out he’s a fraud with a new Jeep and a nice house. Been following him with this sign since.


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EVERLEIGH
Community Member
1 year ago

I don't know why your wasting your time doing that. It's not going to do you any good. It may help not getting him money, but it would waste my life and precious time I have!

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#7

This Guy Gets It

This Guy Gets It

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Phoebe Bean
Community Member
1 year ago

Artists pay bills too, people...

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Lastly, don't feel bad when you shame a freeloader. We should always treat others with respect but in some cases, you need to be extra firm. "A freeloader really cares nothing for your needs and thoughts, even if they convince you that they do. They also rarely care for normal social etiquette."

#8

Broke Boy

Broke Boy

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

it’s good it’s ice water, you’ll need it after that burn!

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#9

Lady Wants Barely-Used Computer For $25

Lady Wants Barely-Used Computer For $25

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Where are such people coming from???

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The expression 'Beggars can't be choosers'? first recorded into print in 1546, when it appeared in a book of proverbs compiled by John Heywood. The first form was written as 'Folk say alway, beggars should be no choosers.' Another similar proverb from a different angle is, 'If wishes were horses, then beggars would ride,' which is more rarely used.

#10

Seems Like Indonesia Is Not Choosing Any Of Them Begpackers

Seems Like Indonesia Is Not Choosing Any Of Them Begpackers

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Azure Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

Who says their embassies, or home countries for that matter, want them. Use them as free labor Bali and all other countries. Who are they going to complain to

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#11

Mom Thinks Her Son Needs My Service Dog, Not Just Any Service Dog

Mom Thinks Her Son Needs My Service Dog, Not Just Any Service Dog

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Tim Bijlsma
Community Member
1 year ago

Karen does what Karen does.

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#12

Thought On Exposure

Thought On Exposure

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Conor
Community Member
1 year ago

Who was the artist?

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#13

I Have To Pay For My Food?

I Have To Pay For My Food?

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 year ago

Well there is one less friend now

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#14

Youtube Musician Donates Guitar

Youtube Musician Donates Guitar

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Shawn
Community Member
1 year ago

And I bet 99% of those messages were from people who would have immediately sold said guitar.

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#15

Can You Draw Me For Free?

Can You Draw Me For Free?

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Lord Beerus
Community Member
1 year ago

The creator of this pin is @cwilock!

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#16

So You Want Me To Unsell My Car And Are Offering Me Less Than It Sold For...

So You Want Me To Unsell My Car And Are Offering Me Less Than It Sold For...

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Russian Otaku
Community Member
1 year ago

A retard in their natural environment

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#17

Everyone Named Sheldon Gets A Free Laptop

Everyone Named Sheldon Gets A Free Laptop

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Vanessa
Community Member
1 year ago

oh mark...

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#18

It's Free Pool

It's Free Pool

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Azure Adams
Community Member
1 year ago

I'd start calling the police for trespassing

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#19

If You Think It's Simple

If You Think It's Simple

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

There are many times where I have walked past a piece of art and couldn’t believe the prices. And you know what I do, don’t buy them. A lot of time, practice, training, patience and effort went into the art and that’s not including tools and equipment etc.

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#20

"But It's My Shift"

"But It's My Shift"

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Why would someone expect money for work they didn't do??

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#21

Sign At My Local Tattoo Shop

Sign At My Local Tattoo Shop

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Podunkus
Community Member
1 year ago

That’s why I get all my tats online.

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#22

This Store Knows

This Store Knows

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Foxxy
Community Member
1 year ago (edited)

The thing is some shops price match so telling them you can find the exact same product cheaper online or in another shop can be a huge benefit. Quite often they can offer you the same deal or sometimes even 10% cheaper.

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#23

Ungrateful Man Shames His Wife On A Public Forum Because The Dinner She Cooked Him Wasn't To His Liking

Ungrateful Man Shames His Wife On A Public Forum Because The Dinner She Cooked Him Wasn't To His Liking

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Lexis
Community Member
1 year ago

And you would rather go hungry...?

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#24

Woman Gets Trolled After She Gets Too Choosy

Woman Gets Trolled After She Gets Too Choosy

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Shireen
Community Member
1 year ago

😂

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#25

Woman Angry Book Pirating Site Is Being Sued, Complains To Author Whose Books She’d Been Stealing On Their Fan Page

Woman Angry Book Pirating Site Is Being Sued, Complains To Author Whose Books She’d Been Stealing On Their Fan Page

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

I have a tip for those with little to no income who want to read books: GET A LIBRARY CARD. If your library doesn't have books from a particular author you like, you can message them to suggest they acquire books from that author, they often take suggestions into account when purchasing new books. Don't read pirated books if you can't afford to buy new ones.

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#26

But I Only Have 800 Dollars

But I Only Have 800 Dollars

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Vanessa
Community Member
1 year ago

*surprised pikachu

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#27

"Fortunately I'm Not In A Position Where I Need To Pay To Work"

"Fortunately I'm Not In A Position Where I Need To Pay To Work"

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Rowlie
Community Member
1 year ago

that's a deal-breaker

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#28

It's Free

It's Free

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Okay WOW. Not cool.

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#29

No Uggos. Next!

No Uggos. Next!

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Vanessa
Community Member
1 year ago

wow that is so rude

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#30

Choosing Beggar Has Questions

Choosing Beggar Has Questions

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Martin Smith
Community Member
1 year ago

"Ya turd", LOL. Gotta be an Aussie.

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#31

He Is Always Asking For People To Help Pay For Rent And Bills. He Complains About Not Being Able To Afford Food... But He Thinks He Can Care For A Kitten...

He Is Always Asking For People To Help Pay For Rent And Bills. He Complains About Not Being Able To Afford Food... But He Thinks He Can Care For A Kitten...

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Kaisu
Community Member
1 year ago

Don't get a cat if you can't afford food even for yourself

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#32

Just To Persuade Him

Just To Persuade Him

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Buy a frame, make an abstract paint, say it's worth more ;)

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#33

A Friend Of Mine Just Sent Me This. Why Is It That "Cash Ready" Means You Should Get An Incredible Deal?

A Friend Of Mine Just Sent Me This. Why Is It That "Cash Ready" Means You Should Get An Incredible Deal?

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sakora
Community Member
1 year ago

Facepalm. Curtain. End.

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#34

Sister, Can You Spare A Dime?

Sister, Can You Spare A Dime?

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EVERLEIGH
Community Member
1 year ago

Its alright, let her live her miserable life in peace! If it was me, that whole situation would have went differently.

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#35

Sorry I Dont Have Ca-

Sorry I Dont Have Ca-

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Dynein
Community Member
1 year ago

Oh wow.

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#36

Hungry, But Not That Hungry

Hungry, But Not That Hungry

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AloofFox
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow...

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#37

Still In Shock

Still In Shock

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morgan jeffries
Community Member
1 year ago

Wow

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#38

Damn, That Sounds Like A Killer Investment

Damn, That Sounds Like A Killer Investment

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Lexis
Community Member
1 year ago

Just dont

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#39

You Better Be Reliable And On Time For This Incredibly Below Minimum Wage Job

You Better Be Reliable And On Time For This Incredibly Below Minimum Wage Job

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Margot Alexandre
Community Member
1 year ago

I think she means 65-75 a day for 7 hours. It's still low, but it's still 3dollars per chid per hour.

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#40

Not Good Enough For Her...

Not Good Enough For Her...

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Red Rum
Community Member
1 year ago

Someone different*

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