Hello there. Hope you're feeling well today.
Penarth town centre is relatively small and for the most part it has shops best described as @fashionable@. So for example it has coffee shops, a bookshop, a sweet shop and a number of gift shops. It is, as I've said before the urban version of a comfy pair of slippers.
So as I went there this morning imagine my surprise to see something completely out of place against the public toilets (Bridgend council please note)
|Well that was unexpected|
Now to be honest my first thought was how people were able to fly tip in so public a place. My second thought was that the homeless had a place to rest their weary legs for a while.
For homeless,or at very least people begging for trivial pennies from disinterested people, is something that even quiet Penarth town centre is not immune from. There was in fact three. One by the little Tesco, one by the little Sainsbury and one by the local Greggs. The last one was a guy seemingly ravaged by both life and the elements.
He was just sitting on the floor with a travel bag for comfort He didn't ask for money. Just stared at the clothed knees of the people passing by.
And yes I bought him a sausage roll to warm him up. Only later did I realise I did not get him a drink to wash it down (something essential with a sausage roll). to be honest it didn't occur to me given that I didn't buy a drink for myself either as I was having my sauage rolls at home with a cup of tea I'd make there.
So what does this all mean? Even in a comfotable place like Penarth town centre the poor are with us.
And it's getting worse.
Until the next time.