Shocked at the insults he receives

WHEN talking to the Big Issue seller by Boots, whose name is Graham, I was shocked at the insults he receives, either directly or indirectly by people

WHEN talking to the Big Issue seller by Boots, whose name is Graham, I was shocked at the insults he receives, either directly or indirectly by people passing him with either judgement or disinterest on their face. I thank those who did stop and chat or buy a Big Issue, but in a crowded shopping area where most people were either smoking, drinking, eating, or loaded down with shopping bags, I was sorry more could not stop to say hello. Graham has raised hundreds for Weston Hospice. He works hard and is not a beggar as many see him. How many unemployed people get up early for job training to seek work, etc? He has written a book which teaches that not all get a good start to life but can overcome this by study and work.Next time you go to Boots, stop and say hello, buy a Big Issue and learn these people deserve respect, are educated and need a chance in life, not instant dismissal and judgement. A stranger after all is a friend you haven't met. LINDA HEANEY - Garsdale Road, Weston


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