Wednesday, September 28, 2005

Begging problematics

One of the most comfortable positions for begging is lying on your back, head propped up with pillows, begging arm laid flat out on the floor, hand cupped to receive change. This is the position adopted by one of the beggars I pass evey morning. There is something majesterial about this position. It certainly beats grovelling on your face. Infinitely more insousciant.

The only problem with this supine method, however, is that when a begging cue starts to form, someone can come and stand five yards in front of you and catch all your passing trade. Lying on your back, what can you do about it? Zilch.

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