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Tuesday, August 16, 2005

Why I don't buy "The Big Issue"

A uni friend used to be the editor for a while so I bought it then, as you do. And I bought one last week, just for the hell of it. I had a perfectly nice, superficial chat with the salesbloke while I bought it, which in retrospect I should have been grateful for.

One of the regular features is a vendor profile. Meet Michael:

"Instead of just buying the magazine, I like customers to have a chat with me," he says. "I get bored and sometimes things come to my mind that I think are hilarious. I pack up laughing and when I try to stop I laugh even more. People must think I'm a madman. Sometimes I get very low and depressed. I need people to chat with me so I can control my thoughts."