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  1. In my experience most of the homeless are friendly and polite to you. Ive got talking to some sat on the street where i walk past every evening and chatted to them just like would anybody. Talk to some big issue sellers as well in fact stood next to 1 Saturday i gave him 2 quid coz already bort a mag earlier in week and he said everybody just ignoring him and had only sold 1! Another man came up asking for money he said had been sleeping in doorways since before Christmas well his clothes were dirty and i suppose cynical amongst people could say he could have just put those clothes on but why would you?!! He said at least you havent ignored me most people look at him like he dirt. In my eyes could happen to anyone fall on hard times loose your job relationship break up, mental health etc etc and i think if you can help somebody why not! Sad world if cant help fellow human being!!
  2. In my experience most of the homeless are friendly and polite to you. Ive got talking to some sat on the street where i walk past every evening and chatted to them just like would anybody. Talk to some big issue sellers as well in fact stood next to 1 Saturday i gave him 2 quid coz already bort a mag earlier in week and he said everybody just ignoring him and had only sold 1! Another man came up asking for money he said had been sleeping in doorways since before Christmas well his clothes were dirty and i suppose cynical amongst people could say he could have just put those clothes on but why would you?!! He said at least you havent ignored me most people look at him like he dirt. In my eyes could happen to anyone fall on hard times loose your job relationship break up, mental health etc etc and i think if you can help somebody why not! Sad world if cant help fellow human being!!
  3. Hate all negative and sometimes downright nasty comments on this topic!! A homeless lad came up to me the other day he said had been sleeping and some1 had beaten him up well kicked him in face and stolen his sleeping bag. I gave him £2 towards. Ok some would say im gullible but his face had dried blood on it would people suggest he did it himself?! I also buy big issues off some and some people say its funding peoples drink and drug habits, they only make £1.50 per mag have to sell hell of a lot to make decent amount! Ok some begging will be addicts but in that case maybe give them food or drink (not alcohol). I always think it could be a member of my family and how would i feel if people just walked by and looked at them like scum! Try walking in other peoples shoes instead of being smug! Ok could say why dont they get a job but lot of people even if not got habits have mental health problems so whose gonna give them a job! There but for the grace of god go i!!
  4. I just cant believe half of these articles. I would need to be shown a beggar or homeless person that makes loads of money?!! your telling me that when you walk past them and got bit of change in their cups that really they got wads of notes stuffed in their jackets?!! I was sat in Subway the other day admittedly only for half hour but watched a homeless man and not one person stopped to give him any money just some lads gave him a drink. Lad i talk to certainly doesnt make loads of money every day or if he does best liar i know!
  5. Well said! Why shouldnt homeless people have a dog wouldnt you want some company and some comfort if you were homeless. Some of comments on here make me sick! As if homeless make loads of money i doubt it!! A lad ive got talking to most days he often shows me bit of money he got not even enough for a coffee! Hes a nice lad not a druggie or alcoholic! Not sure why ended up homeless but is hoping to get somewhere soon now he been here 6 months. Hes says people look at him and say things and "they dont even know me"! Cant stand people who are so judgemental it could happen to anyone only takes some1 to loose their job, relationship breakdown, mental breakdown, etc, say a lot of people only 2 or 3 pay packets away from being homeless! And have to remember not everyone has loving family or friends. I do the homeless Shoeboxes for the "Archer Project" at Christmas and doing sponsored walk this year. Also take food in every so often. If people helped other people down on their luck instead of judging them be a better world!!
  6. Well said!! I cant understand how some people cant empathise with homeless people. They say we all or some are only 3 pay days away from being homeless, as you say if were made redundant or couldnt work for some reason and couldnt meet your rent bills etc you could find yourself homeless. Some people have no family or friends to help. I was talking to a homeless man in the station the other day asking for money, he said was £8 short of being able to get a room for the night. I asked him if he tried the Archer Project said he had but could only get a meal there. He said his mother had recently passed away he had bit of breakdown and "they took away his keys". Said he had been sleeping on West Street and some lads thought it was a laugh to urinate on him! I did give him some money coz felt he was genuine. Maybe some people would think i was a sucker but i would like to think someone would help me if was ever in that situation. They are just human beings who fallen on hard times and if you cant show some human compassion no hope!!
  7. Made me laugh Perhaps finished off with Bankers Draft and Penny Black!
  8. Well Said!! I always think "There but for the grace of god go I". They say a lot of people are only 3 pay days away from being homeless! As u say if no family or friends loose your job then your home what else can you do. Id say a lot of homeless people have mental health problems so probably feel no-one would employ them and obviously if addicted to drink/drugs not very employable.
  9. Cathedral Archer Project will be grateful for donations. I got a newsletter from them the other day and they have an urgent appeal for tinned fish/meat, biscuits, pot noodles etc. Im sure sleeping bags were also on the list but even if not will always be grateful for them. There is a "Homeless Christmas Shoebox Appeal" which has been running now for the 3rd year, a lady called Kelly runs it, there is a facebook page. You can fill shoebox with different items, she also asks for shoeboxes for the dogs, people in hostels, and the elderly. Theres different pick up points around the city for the boxes, in city centre it is the Salvation Army.
  10. I led a walk today with group belong to and saw 2 herds on Froggatt Edge and White Edge. Seemed to come from nowhere and ran down to the valley. Was probably the wind that scared them coz wind that strong today could hardly stand up!
  11. Depends what sort of music you like. If like soul/motown 60s and 70s Bessemer and Maggie Mays. Apparently Henrys Bar have a Northern soul night on a Saturday. If not your thing, theres Browns or All Bar One (dont know what time open till but imagine late at weekends). Theres Leopold Square used to be Platillos now Cubana noticed other week Popolos closed they used to play good music. Also theres Gentings Club casino but can just go in for a drink also restaurant and have live music. Think loads of places that open late but just depends what you like.
  12. Oh yes let us know. Everyone is waiting (not being sarky). Some good ideas in previous posts probably take her somewhere quiet coz dont want to shout over loud music but not too quiet in case akward silences. I like being complimented but not in a "cheesy way" and appreciate a man being a "gentleman" opening door etc might be old fashioned but its nice. Been out of dating scene a while!
  13. Im sorry to hear how your neice was treated. I was brought up in Totley and lived there for 22 years, my Mum still lives there. When i lived there people were very friendly and had manners, i was certainly brought up with manners. People make the mistake of believing that everyone in Totley has "loads of money". My Dad never earned a good wage but he was very careful with the money he had. Being brought up in the 70s we werent spoilt like a lot of todays kids, didnt have gadgets, didnt eat out, holidays abroad etc etc, we made our own entertainment!
  14. Yes i think its nice to look "smart" on a night out. Prob stems from going out in 80s when couldnt get in most pubs let alone nightclubs in jeans. I would never have dreamt of going out in jeans unless maybe to a local pub and never worn trainers apart from for exercise. Part of your night out was getting dressed up and looking different to how looked in day. I know jeans are "trendy" now and loads of people go out in them but i still dont feel right going in town in jeans. Noticed that girls tend to get dressed up but men often look like come straight from work and made no effort!
  15. What?!!! I would never encourage bullying. If its someone i dont like i would just stay away from them. To me a definition of a bully is some1 who picks on someone else who is unable to defend themselves.
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