Someone Should Really Invent Card Snapper Repellent
November 2, 2010 at 7:05 PM
Card snappers are an ugly fact of life on The Strip in Las Vegas. In fact, we find the mere presence of these aggressive card snappers more offensive than the naked lady cards (adverts for strip clubs) they hand out and subsequently litter on the street.
Yes, you could argue that the card snappers are just trying to make a living but until the city really cracks down on this annoying practice, we can only hope that someone out there is working on some card snapper repellent. Why's that? Well, check out this recent comment from one of our readers:
I have a hearing impaired friend that was badly frightened when he walked into a "nest" of card snappers. Kinda scary when you can't hear the cards but see these people rushing up to you. They were definitely in his face.
Can't they put these snappers off the strip? During the construction of City Center, pedistrians [sic] could only use one side of LV Blvd and the snappers were hell to get through.
Is there some kind of snapper repellent or something to keep snappers away?
Ugh. So not only are card snappers scaring off people with their aggressive tactics, they also pose a lot of safety and traffic risks on the sidewalks where they congregate. Man, we wish Criss Angel's Magic Kit involved some sort of snapper repellent. Hey, maybe doing Criss Angel's magic IS the repellent! We're ordering ours today!
We have so many questions to ask you--Should card snappers be outlawed? Have you ever called a number seen on a card? What happened? What are you most successful tricks for keep card snappers at bay? How do you explain the naked ladies on the card to your children? Tell us all in comments below!
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