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Big Issue sellers actually aren't allowed to be pushy, if you don't buy one they can't start bitching and whingeing at you.. As for Market Researchers I just tell 'em "look just **** off will you?! If I want your fecking services I'll phone you up FFS!".

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Fridays on Fargate are good............the Bible bashers, complete with plackards return from the wilderness........... "Repent" they shout..........and here's me thinking it must be a new fragrance from Chanel..............

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It sounds like my old walk to uni when I lived at West One and went to uni at Hallam City Campus. It went something like this:

 

Homeless man outside Budgens asking for 20p swiftly followed by another homeless man with beard who was always drunk and shouted abuse.

 

People outside Fopp giving out flyers

 

Beggar outside Spar and a Big Issue seller close by.

 

Big Issue seller outside John Lewis

 

At least 3 surveys near the town hall

 

Big Issue seller outside the library

 

and more often than not a bloke with a sign saying "repent to Jesus" or something like that.

 

All that twice a day can be quite tiring after a year.

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old fella with the 'jesus loves you/ repent etc' is a fella called mr cocker, as a child i was dragged along to the church which is now walkabout, (god moves in mysterious ways!) and he is a lovely fella.

 

my dad also dragged me along to his bible outreach type things on fargate. as any drop of cred i had vanished we had to stand in a circle singing choruses. shame!!!

 

fortunately i have had no lasting damage........i think.......:help:

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Originally posted by sheffbag

 

Cancer breakthrough

Shelter

Direct Line insurance (or some other slip,trip)

Socialist worker

An animal charity selling badges

The usual market researchers

A bunch of students asking questions

Delta Force Paintballers

 

Don't forget the 'gouranga' monk outside Boots.

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Originally posted by Rich

"look just **** off will you?! If I want your fecking services I'll phone you up FFS!".

 

Charming :o

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Originally posted by Andy

Charming :o

 

Worst are the Gouranga Monks.. WTF is Gouranga anyway?! :loopy:

 

I remember once getting stopped outside a computer shop one Saturday afternoon when I lived in Grimsby back in the early 90s by some bloke who asked me to shout "Gouranga!".. Eh?!

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I think 'gouranga' means 'be happy'. I used to be reluctant to say it in case it way a sneaky way of getting be to commit to their religion! I can be too cynical sometimes.

 

A mate I used to share a house with ended up with their 'Gouranga Rock' CD. Vaguely amusing for a while - not often you get to enjoy a thrash rock CD made by monks.

 

Give the guy on Fargate some credit at least - never seen him without a smile or heard him being anything less than polite, if a little too persistent sometimes.

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I work on Fargate and most of my lunch break is spent saying "No Thanks, Im on my lunch break". Which I can live with.

What I find more annoying are the beggers that approach me every night after work while walking to the bus stop.

 

 

'Gouranga' monk outside Boots needs to get a proper job and move on.

 

The survey women come in handy when you need a free coffee and a bic biro

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and you missed out the young folks dishing out pink foam pigs to promote pigsback-dot-com (ooops, sorry, am i allowed to do that?)

I got 3 for the kids:clap:

and yesterday i thought id find out what these market research things was a bout....got a free toothbrush and £4!! nice toothpaste it was too...!

 

sue:hihi: :D

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I guess theyre only doing their job.

At least they have faith in this kinda thing i.e Gouranga, and erm... jesus

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Originally posted by H_E_M

I guess theyre only doing their job.

At least they have faith in this kinda thing i.e Gouranga, and erm... jesus

 

If there job is to annoy hundreds of people and force them out of the city centre they are doing a grand job!

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