There even selling the Big Issue!

#1
In Gravesend today I was accosted by the usual Idle git selling the Big Issue or so I thought. Not recognising his accent I asked him where he came from and he told me Poland! Not only are they nicking all the jobs over here but there even doing the unwashed idle barstewards out of a cup of tea! Oooo ooo unless the British idle unwashed have sub contracted it out! Wouldnt that be great, the British would be known for being more idle than idle or the brainiest of idle. No its no good I'm filling up, tear trickles down side of face, shambles into position of attention and salutes while humming land of hope and glory. Still did'nt buy the paper cos I'm a tight git and skint.
 
#2
Some weird fat old woman in a headscarf of undetermined foreign origin stands in Manch city centre just constantly repeating Big Issue, Big Issue like 30 times a minute.

Looks they're desperate!
 
#4
There was a girl in Borehamwood doing the samething last year sounded Polish. You need to be registered homeless to sell the Big Issue so they must be exporting the homeless over here.


Regards
John
 
#5
A always buy a copy of The Big Issue.

It's a practical way of helping someone who is considerably better than a beggar.

Instead of earning that crust, they could be robbing your house or mine.
 
#6
Bunch of mates on leave one weekend, bimbling thru Wimbledon-
"Got any change mate?"
"Sorry mate, only got this wallet full of twenties!"
 
#7
hedgie said:
when they say big issue to me

i just go God Bless you
Hedgie!

Seen An't Scolaidhe, GDav or Flamingo lately?
 
#8
In Market Harborough there is a young Narnian* woman selling the Big Issue who doesn't even have the decency to stand while selling but takes up the bench outside Sainsburys.

Narnian.... collective noun for one from Eastern Europe/anywhereian
 
#9
slopsjon said:
There was a girl in Borehamwood doing the samething last year sounded Polish. You need to be registered homeless to sell the Big Issue so they must be exporting the homeless over here.


Regards
John
If you're homeless, where do they send the fcuking forms to register?
 
#10
caubeen said:
A always buy a copy of The Big Issue.

It's a practical way of helping someone who is considerably better than a beggar.

Instead of earning that crust, they could be robbing your house or mine.

I was working in Bath a few years ago, the site forklift broke down as this large load of doors arrived, i offered numerous "homeless"lads 50 quid each to unload this wagon, feck me i heard more lame excuses why they couldnt than a squaddie trying to get off a weekend duty.

If they wanted to change they could, they are lazy drug riddled cnuts. and they will still rob your house.

Beggars on the street should be rounded up and made to work along with the long term unemployed ( lazy cnuts) there are a whole host of jobs they could do.

A couple of pence from you caubeen doesnt change a thing......
 
#11
I don't know about the staff inside my local WH Smith but the git who stands shouting "Beeg Eessue", in an East European whine, gets right on miy bits. Not only that but I'm sure his attitude amounts to Aggressive Begging.
 
#12
Aye, there's Eastern Europeans selling the Beeeeeg IssssshhhhhhU around my neck of the woods-it makes a refreshing change from listening to the pointyheads I suppose..
 
#13
I used to buy the Big Issue all of the time because I believed that the persons selling it were genuine and trying to get off of the streets and get a (what we believe) normal life. Some months, I would end up with lots of the same copies - although from different regions.

Nowadays, due to many of the reasons on this page, I wouldn't bother ever to buy one or encourage anyone to buy one.

On the immigrant note - why are we importing beggers?? Do we not have enough of our own? Mind you, at least in London they have replaced the NORAL DOG with CHILDREN!!!!!!!!! Do they get money? NO? not with those nice shoes/trainers!
 
#16
I am happy to say that in my neck of the woods beggars can be reported to the local police as it is illegal. Doesn't stop them trying to cadge some change off you. Just that the stories are more inventive. Can be quite entertaining letting them go through their whole story of hard luck, buggery and camel theft.

They get to the punch line and you reply 'would love to help but unfortunately I have the wrong trousers on today. My change is in the other pair'.

Confuses fck out of them and as a Zimbabwean it is always somewhat gratifying to see someone worse off than me.
 
#17
Hey guys... lay off the big issue sellers...

What else is a former RSM meant to do for a living once he's out?
 
#18
I was at Waterloo Station in London a few years ago when this "Big Issue" Sales Rep bimbles up and say "Can you buy my last copy so I can nock off". "OK" Says I, "Can I keep the issue so I can resell it" Says he. "Piss off" says I.

Cheeky git, don't think he was a real BI seller
 
#20
Taz_786 said:
Some weird fat old woman in a headscarf of undetermined foreign origin stands in Manch city centre just constantly repeating Big Issue, Big Issue like 30 times a minute.

Looks they're desperate!
Sounds like one who appears round here on market days. Sits like the idle fat useless lump she is saying "Beeeg Hissyoo" on an endless tape loop. Gets FA from me. (Except for the raft of benefits she no doubt collects that I'm paying for... :roll: )
 

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