Thursday 18 September 2008 9.00am
Sandy, are you serious? They are a blight on the landscape, an obstacle on the pavement, and the "news" they distribute is sub-standard red-top material.
Agree entirely! There's quite a conflict between the natural urge to treat people politely and the awareness that their entire business model rests on them getting between you and where you want to be. Like parking wardens and chuggers, they're (generally) reasonable people in a job that requires them to be incredibly irritating.