Tuesday 17 October 2017

Facing a street full of indifference with a smile on your face

Collecting is tough - just don't call them chuggers, writes Nicola Anderson

A Concern Charity worker attempts to get a person to support the charity
A Concern Charity worker attempts to get a person to support the charity
Nicola Anderson

Nicola Anderson

'You wouldn't mind zipping me up at the back, love, would you?" asks a girl in her mid 20s in a green lace dress, telling me she was 'after getting saturated' in the recent downpour.

Startled, I comply and find myself fumbling nervously as I button up the dress of a complete stranger.

Stand around on Parnell Street in Dublin's inner city for long enough and anything is liable to happen.

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