Sunday 7 September 2014 8.46pm
boroughonian I have never seen him before but hadnt been surrey quay in ages since I hurt my back been first time I visited there in a while. As for looking to score drugs, I dont know how they can even afford to buy them. I have seen these cop shows with people doing this and that stuff is like a weeks worth of shopping food to me. so people will just give him change not drugs. but if what you say is true then its a warning to all not to mess with drugs.
Ladywriter, believe me, I spent too much of my time trying to coax a good old school friend off the stuff, to the point that it was more likely I would wind up on it than he off it, I had to admit defeat in the end.
They earn fortunes Lady, really they do, I would guess that begging is not the only means of earning money (benefits aside) for this poor soul, it may well be that he was "in it" (cold turkey) and sitting down collecting money is infinitely easier than going out "earning" (stealing), he'll do the latter when he's high on it.
Terrible business, and yes, if we needed it, a warning to us all. When my kids were younger we were living off the Old Kent Road
, I used to point the "skagheads" out to them, it was my way of educating them, but to be honest, my wife and I would have known if they had half a cigarette, never mind Heroin, we was interested!
Not all children have parents that give a sh## unfortunately.