A man driving around a Ferrari F430 was giving rides to strangers at bus stops. One of the people who took him up on the offer was a veteran of the Vietnam War who gave him quite a story on the short ride.
First came the process of the older man with a cane getting into the low riding sports car. Before even entering the car, the vet revealed that he had just spent three hours at the hospital.
"So they could tell me I was sick," he said. "I knew that."
Once in the car, the vet said that his medical issue is "a little bit of a lung problem" — cancer. Is he getting treatment for the disease he's known about for six months? No. Does he plan to get treatment for it? No.
"Just gonna f***ing ride it out," the Army vet said.
"It's not that I think I shouldn't do chemo or radio or whatever it is they do to you. I think that the after effects are worse than the disease itself," the vet said.
What about help at a Veterans Affairs hospital?
"The VA will not attach me to any treatment facilities," the man said.
"Because of the fact that when I was in Vietnam, I was attached to a CIA unit," he continued. "And so they figure I'm a ghost. They don't want to know nothing about me."
The man went on to say that he doesn't believe the VA would be useful for him.
"Doctor just gives you 60 Vicodins, slaps you on the ass and says go home," he said.
The conversation turned to the driver's day job. The man driving the Ferrari produces videos, including the ones for this YouTube channel, but they are not pornographic videos as the veteran asked.
The vet's current job is holding a cardboard sign. Doing this he said he makes $30 a day and, for him, that's enough to live off of.
Watch the pair's conversation (Note: the curse words have been edited out but be warned that the vet can be a little loose-lipped):
It's unclear what, if anything, the vet said was true, but either way the man who pulled over to help him got quite a story out of it.