Just because accidently typed Glasgow instead of Edinburgh in heading and could not be changed after posted it does not mean I am living dangerously at all Ghostrider. It is the people living on the streets who are living dangerously I would say as god knows what may happen to them and I never really thought much about it until this sleepout on such a cold wintry night and there is homelessness wherever it may be, eg Aberdeen, Edinburgh, Glasgow.
After this, when next in Aberdeen I am not going to walk past someone who I think is extremely homeless and will try to help one person only, as cannot help everyone and would not have time to, just to bend down to one person and talk with them if they are willing and buy them some hot food and something to drink and something to leave for them to have afterwards also and if they were willing could walk with them to Aberdeen Council Offices to see if could talk with someone to see if they could get help with a bed to try help for them so not requiring to sleep outside, although I really thought a few years ago they were saying before that it was illegal for them to be begging on the streets of Aberdeen when they tried to stop it and all appeared to disappear but appearing begging again, so that was not so I guess or they would not be there now and would be moved on and helped by people in authority. I know not everyone would like help from a stranger or anyone, I only once asked a man if he would like biscuits and offered it to him as he really looked like he was sleeping rough and was sitting outside the side entrance to Trinity Centre, not on Union Street, he did not want biscuits, I just though you want money to buy drugs and that says a great deal about myself just thinking that and will require to stop thinking that, but what else could you think as not wanting something to eat like that, although I did not offer him anything better like a burger and chips and drink from nearby McDonalds as that would be better than nothing, just thought he was wanting money and that was it and I was not going to give that to someone who I think only wants to buy drugs or cigarettes as I don't agree with that at all, but everyone has their own choice to make.
I have had a person who really was not homeless stop me in Aberdeen and ask me for £5 for their tea, I said sorry and did not give them anything as knew that that person had money from seeing they had won lottery and had just been stupid with their money and I guess I was lucky that the man did not assault me, but should have looked after his winnings properly and not done what he had, but not everyone can be sensible with money.
I hope you are okay Mr Brown.