Asking nicely is often a wise course of action.
But maybe not when a drug deal is going down.
On Wednesday afternoon, please didn't prove to be a "magic word" in West Philadelphia.
Wednesday afternoon, a 28-year-old man was sitting on the steps of an apartment building on Master Street near 56th Street, when he saw two men attempting a possibly illicit transaction.
"Please don't do that in front of my apartment," the sitter said, according to police.
One of the men said, "Whatever," and started walking away.