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Sorry for the soap box routine, I’ll pack it away now…but go and purchase AND READ one of these “hom
These magazine/flyers contain information on local politics and how the MAN is fricking with the homeless and other topics involving law and what jerks are up to to remove these OH SO TRAGIC People from your streets. The magazines discuss shelter, food and clothing and all the associated bla bla bla. In most cases, the "homeless" person is given a "bundle" of magazines for free to sell on their FIRST try. Then they have to purchase the magazines from there on, @ 50% of the retail value. So if the rag sells for a buck, the seller gets $0.50. If you give more $$ then the "homeless" person keeps the surplus and pays only for the magazines he picked up from the publisher.
I had a kid come to my door the other day selling magazines. I talked to him for a few and I admit that I was really unsure of him. Then my fiance came to me afterward and was saying don`t talk to them they are just trying to see into the house to see if we have anything worth stealing. so its our paranoia that makes us not want to help them out.:(
or just have a partime job at a retail store hahahaha
i didn`t have to live in squats to learn that people are dicks...i just had to get a corporate job.
Later on when I had a home but was still broke though, I moved on to 7p pasta and stock cubes, and survived off that for about 2 months.
The entire variety revolved around changing the flavour of stock cubes, and sometimes swapping to rice.
Oh and we added butter sometimes.
After a while we were able to afford meat again (Turkey is cheaper than chicken when it`s not the holiday season), and stuff like that.
My financial situation has gone from:Worst: Homeless, total life savings of about $2000. Best: 7 bedroom mansion in Dubai, with maid, driver, pool. (Parent`s place though, not mine).
And ups and downs all the way. Just like people to know it`s possible to bring yourself up from anywhere. (My parents in turn were raised on a council estate and a farm in Iran before their place in Dubai).
Ah, he got pissed off at peter petrellibecause he led the corporation to his front door or something. It`s a shame, I love me some Christopher Eccleston. The Doctor FTW!
Taught me how to live on the cheap and save money.
And @ Baal,
That`s an interesting plan you had there. What did you do for food?
Big Issue anyone? Big Issue?
I spent a little while sleeping at train stations and not having a place to live. One of the things you should really try is getting a gym membership, or or finding a public swimming pool.
In the UK, this let me shower, and gave me a place to store my clothes. Joining a public library cost a few quid, which meant internet access + showers. After that all you need is a safe place to sleep.
You can also arrange for a P.O.Box most places so you can receive mail.
All in all, if you ever find yourself stuck, you just need an income of ~$15 a week to keep going until you can find yourself a new job and better prospects, all while staying clean/healthy/safe.
And without giving it much thought, why doesn`t this type of thing get more consideration? I can only think of brick walls in the style of Wile E. Coyote, but come on.
I would like to see them project flames onto the homeless man next time.