Having just walked along the Strand I feel compelled to blog what I have seen. We all know about Big Issue sellers, they get their pitch and they stay their relentlessly. I'm not sure if you've noticed but in some cases Big Issue sellers seem to be becoming better and better clothed.
In fact I have even heard a tale about one such seller who had an iPod (which must means he had a computer somewhere too). However, today made me laugh even harder when I saw one that had his badge around his neck and it said "Trainee Vendor". How exactly does one become a trainee vendor of the Big Issue? Are there courses in how to have friendly banter? How to be too aggressive? The mind truly boggled.
Having said this, when I mentioned it to the lovely Trixy she noted that she once saw someone with a badge on that said "Professional Leaflet Distributor". Does this mean there are some sort of qualifications in shoving pieces of paper into random people's faces? Is it an NVQ? A GNVQ? An HND even? I need answers dammit, I really do.