Amazing, you can buy your own homeless person now

UK’s first vending machine for the homeless installed in Nottingham shopping centre

10 thoughts on “Amazing, you can buy your own homeless person now”

  1. Bloke in North Dorset

    What a great story and driven by someone who’s going to work for the evil capitalists GS.

    Just the sort of the story you could have used in today’s ASI blog.

  2. Interesting. I wonder why the legions of state-employed social workers and charity support workers never thought of this…

  3. Can Amazon send them as presents?

    Christmas is practically here and our friends at the Guardian already have everything else.

  4. ’A key card is needed to access the machine and recipients have to attend local support services once a week to keep it activated.’

    Why not give them the supplies when they visit? What actual purpose does this serve, Apart from a great big advertising slogan on the streets f…

    Ah. Answered my own question.

  5. @JuliaM

    My guess is that the machine contains vaguely fresh food (sometimes at least) and storing a weeks worth of food and water isn’t exactly easy when all you have is a cardboard box. It also means they can’t eat all the food immediately.

    Though that said I don’t know why they feel the need to put in bottles of water, it would be far more practical just to install a drinking fountain next to it and use refillable bottles.

    Similarly perhaps just install a fridge in the security office at the shopping centre (sure to be manned 24/7 anyway) which would be far simpler/cheaper and have the benefit of some human contact. So yes a great big advertising slogan/pr stunt does seem to be the main purpose

  6. Wonder how long the shopping centre will host this once pissed up tramps start throwing up next to it and annoying their customers?

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