london life

10 May

london 12.47pm, sunny/cloudy on 88 bus going home thursday 2018

i just now had a young man asking me in the bus for £50. when i shook my head, he said £1. haha. he’s got a bit of cheek. but as they say, if u dont ask you dont get. hehe.

we all heard of that famous model (i googled it and found out she is linda evangelista) who said she wont get out of bed for less than £10000 , well i guess this is the 2018 equivalent… a beggar who said he wont be begging for less than £50 . haha. afterwards, i had a fleeting thought that there might be a camera crew somewhere filming it all and that it was a tv stunt. but there was no one else. maybe they are upstairs because after trying it on with me, he went up the stairs to the top deck. 

 

 

7 Responses to “london life”

  1. Garfield Hug Thursday May 10, 2018 at 3:14 pm #

    Brazen indeed to ask you for £50! Silly too if he thinks he can get it.

    • alifesgayventure Thursday May 10, 2018 at 3:24 pm #

      a big city is a perfect place to try this out. it could be a form of reverse psychology … some people might actually think it is a relief that he comes down to a £1, and it becomes a bargain to give it to him. haha. and there might be some people who are flattered that they are mistaken for millionaires to have some beggar asking them for £50. they must look like millionaires.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday May 10, 2018 at 3:32 pm #

        Lol! I will never fall for it! Crikey £50 is alot of money. I rather buy him a bowl of noodles or groceries. Else he might use it for gambling haha

      • alifesgayventure Thursday May 10, 2018 at 3:40 pm #

        buying him food is too much trouble for most people i think. it means interacting with the beggar in a more intimate way… most people just give £1. if nothing else as a form of payment for him to go away and not bother you. or so that is what i think when i see people give these healthy looking young men beggars who come and ask for money.

      • Garfield Hug Thursday May 10, 2018 at 4:13 pm #

        It is a pity as healthy young men should find a job instead of begging.

  2. Sarah M Friday May 11, 2018 at 8:48 am #

    Probably targets tourists thinking they don’t understand the money. No beggars are increasing their rates these days; I’m quite frequently asked for £10

    • alifesgayventure Friday May 11, 2018 at 8:58 am #

      the curious thing in all this is that the beggars are getting younger and look very healthy, unlike in the past when they look really down and out. and now they approach people and ask for change, instead of just quietly sitting there.

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