Ahhh My Eyes!!!!
I may have missed the point of the question, but if i were that persistant in getting something from you and you shined (shown?) a flashlight in my face it would just push my buttons and **** me off potentially turning my focus from "can i have a few bucks" to "you wanna do this tough guy?!" but then again i have a short fuse and don't like to take crap from people. (and i'd never panhandle lol.)