SPOT ON I have known this for a good while after chatting to the lads that sell them . So whoever thinks I am racist better go back to school as I have a black mate ( who hit me with his fist so hard I still feel it cos I was taking the P out of his skin at school ) , some people I like some I don't but that's got bugger all to do with the colour of there skin its what comes out of there mouth when they TALK TO YOU .
As for the ducks been feeding them at winter for a while . But the problem is not the ducks its the BLOODY sea gulls who fight like hell to grab any food . Its like world at war they hover above the ducks then dive in the loafs are pulled into small bits . When thrown into the river its milli seconds so don't have time to get wet. There is a small area on the bank under a bridge so some is thrown on the small bit of land . We also take a large plastic bag of seed . Going again this a/noon . Last year two geese and two swans , one vanished they seemed to take over a tiny bit of land and stay on it . The nice bit was when the Swan was left by itself it started to look thin , so June started to hand feed it . I always thought they would be nasty yet it took to her . She was hurt when it went away. JUST A SOFTY WITH ALL ANIMALS
The point jack was making about Big Issue sellers is true.
In Manchester the Romanian gang masters buy massive amounts of Big Issue up to 30000 copies and transport either ladies or men in mini buses to the various point in the centre.
They cream the profit off and build large villas in their home country.
There has been numerous news items on this.
I have spoken the ordinary sellers and it really is undermining their efforts.
The same goes for doorstep charity bag collections they are involved in that also!
ps . This is my racist bit .
A few years ago a girl I have known for years called in for some stuff . I sorted her out popped the dosh in the machine and she said "I will leave it for my partner to pick up about 4-30pm John " . "Ok what his name " "Smith" was the reply . "That's some help whats he look like ". "Oh you will know his when you see him " How the hell will I know him when I HAVE NEVER SEEN HIM " . " You will " this went on a while till she said " BUGGER YOU
I'm off "
4-30ish pm the doors opened and in walks a tall black chap and in his cockney twang say's I GOT SOM STUFF TO PICK UP MATE" I replied you must be called Smith.
He replied Black Smith Farrier I have heard and been called the f-ing lot you short arsed cold beer drinking Geordie bastard . I had gone started to
Here was a lad who took no prisoners and had a great sence of humour for over an hour we took the pee out of each other and not a dry eye both hurling it at each other joke after joke . When it got to closing time he asked me " do you want to come to London with me my mates will love you , you are not afraid of colour like most whites " He was told I would have loved to as my best mate was working in a building gang their . But all work and no play and had to say no. I thought back and knew his partner had set me up knowing what I am like no doubt when he got home the pair of them must have
. NOW DOES THAT SOUND LIKE A RACIST some people don't even know the meaning and often feel they are hiding something themselves.