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It's pretty much a given: If you've ridden the subway, you've had your commute disrupted by a panhandler asking for spare change. It's a familiar pattern that lots of us choose to ignore: a speech beginning with “Ladies and gentlemen,” a stroll up and down the car, a plea to put change in a coffee cup that rattles with a few coins.
But recently, sketch comedian Carl Foreman, Jr. of CollegeHumor threw an entire subway car for a loop when, instead of describing how he got into debt, he bragged about his recent promotion, his gorgeous family vacation and his daughter’s acceptance into an Ivy League school -- all before asking for nothing but high fives and congratulations.
The passengers got a good laugh out of it -- once they realized they weren't, in fact, being asked for money -- but what do you think? Is this panhandler prank totally funny? Or totally offensive?