Thursday, July 06, 2006

Professional begging

There's a sign at Liverpool Street station in London that warns you about 'professional beggars'. It's good to know that the whole business is now on a more professional footing, but I'm wondering where they get their accreditation? Perhaps there are courses run by the railway authorities - or 'concourses' - where they're taught the correct way to approach a commuter and extract the biggest possible donation.

I think the professional beggars should have some kind of certificate to display, so that we can distinguish them more easily from the unprofessionals without qualifications.

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