New to the UK

A couple of days ago I got off the bus slightly behind a South African couple. A short distance away, near the entrace to Sainsbury’s, stood an elderly eastern European lady selling the Big Issue. I realised the South African girl must have only just arrived in the UK at the point that she decided the Big Issue was a free handout and attempted to liberate one without breaking her step.  Her boyfriend was in fits of laughter and declared his intent to tell all her friends that she tried to steal off a Big Issue seller.

I was amused, but the old lady less so as she never did make the sale.


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