A bit of charity
As if it wasn’t bad enough spending their days getting knocked back in the freezing cold and driving rain, charity muggers could soon find themselves before the Beak for harassing or intimidating people on the street. I wonder if dancing in a ridiculous fashion in order to catch passer-by’s eyes, phoney mateyness and smiling cheerily when on the inside they’re crying, constitute intimidation and harassment as if it does they’re all screwed. I’m not a big fan of chuggers, but I always feel sorry for them, as I walk by desperately trying not to make eye-contact or mumbling about already having signed up (which nine times out of 10 is a lie, I’m ashamed to admit). It must be a terrible doing a job which everyone hates you for doing. They’re even less popular than journalists for God’s sake. The Government is also examining ways to prohibit the sale of fake Mass cards (I would imagine that the atheists, agnostics and other non-Catholics out there would consider all mass cards fake, but there you go) and fake charity clothing collections.