Robert Hampton

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25th April 2006

You’re beautiful, it’s true
Posted by at 10.36pm | No responses | It's My Life

I was stopped on Bold Street this evening by a woman wearing a Big Issue jacket. “Hello beautiful,” she said. That put me on my guard straight away — no-one calls me beautiful unless they want something.

She went on: “Got any money for me so I can sleep indoors tonight?”

I mumbled something about not having change and walked off.

The point is, the Big Issue make a big deal out of the whole “working, not begging” thing. In fact, their Vendor Code of Conduct explicitly says begging is not allowed. So what was she playing at?

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