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Do you smell the homeless people in your country?

Discussion in 'All Things Japanese' started by surhaci466, Nov 19, 2011.

  1. surhaci466

    surhaci466 後輩

    Nov 19, 2011
    The homeless person extremely sometimes gets on a train in Japan if it becomes cold.
    They are very stinking.
    It is the smell such as the anus of the animal.
    All people there escape on other vehicles.
    Be Careful to the homeless!
    Did you experience a similar thing? How did you feel?..
    And, is a homeless person of your country more terrible?
  2. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank SECURITY-you SPAM/we BAN
    Staff Member Admin

    May 21, 2003
    Lucky Us in Maine !!

    We have a law here in Maine that all homeless people and people with body odor must wear pine tree air freshener to save our noses from pollution.

    Uncle Frank
  3. Coffeesan

    Coffeesan 先輩

    Jul 6, 2011
    Homeless people have virtually no rights and are subjected to abuse from gangs, they are always sick, always cold and always hungry or at least thats how things work here. You should show a little respect they're people too, smelling like the anus of a dead animal more than likely isnt their choice, they just cant you know, have a shower every morning.

    If its meant to be some troll or joke then apologies but you shouldnt discriminate against them for something that isnt their fault.
  4. Chidoriashi

    Chidoriashi In imagination land

    Feb 2, 2007
    The OP's post is somewhat offensive (probably a language issue). However it reminds me of a time when I was on a train in Japan, and a homeless man seriously stunk up the whole train. But what sticks out in my mind the most is there was a high school girl who could not see the man from where she sat, and clearly by the look on her face thought it was me (cuz gaijin smell right??..) I got a good chuckle though when she left to exit and in trying to get away from me, went to the spot right where the homeless guy was at, and got herself a lesson in stereotyping people.
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  5. Glenski

    Glenski Just me

    Aug 20, 2003
    Yes, many/most homeless people have strong body odor. What's your point?

    I wonder how many can actually afford to ride buses and trains, though?
  6. surhaci466

    surhaci466 後輩

    Nov 19, 2011
    My English so poor...
    Thank you for your responseツ.:)
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  7. KirinMan

    KirinMan Well-Known Member

    Jan 23, 2007
    I would say that there would be no reason to apologize if it was a troll or a joke.
  8. Aino

    Aino 先輩

    May 15, 2011
    There are homeless people in America ~ we now have countless thousand unemployeds across the country became homeless due to current prolong severe recession here and they have to live in their cars.Depending where they reside ~ homeless people can qualify for cash grants & food stamps plus monthly allowance of transportation ( bus and train ) passes from the local County Welfare Department.

    Uncamped homeless people smell like urine ~ some don't care to take shower and keep clean.I know this ~ I have volunteered at a local respite center for homeless and working poor.I have also met some homeless at that place who are basically LAZY ~ they just don't want to work for a living.

    Homeless people's popular daytime hangouts are local libraries and parks.
  9. Coffeesan

    Coffeesan 先輩

    Jul 6, 2011
    It seems like the inability to move, failure to collect food, not washing for days is all just a lazy attittude but its more likely their depressed out their minds and dont see a reason for living any further. I've been in that position for periods before and I live in a house, have friends, can eat and shower when I like. Point being no matter what your situation when you fall in the dark hole it can take a lot of time to get out of it. A lot of homeless people were severely mentally ill before they even became homeless anyway. The lack of councilling and psychological support for the homeless is quite frankly abysmal. In my younger days after heavy nights of drink, drugs and parties I would often crash rough in the kinds of places homeless people stay and from my experience they are pretty nice people who do really appreciate the conversation.
  10. Davey

    Davey 先輩

    Feb 5, 2005
    Found this on youtube... not really about smelling homeless, but just about homeless people in Tokyo

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  11. bruno

    bruno 先輩

    Sep 29, 2007
    I've never sniffed the anus of an animal !
    I don't know !
  12. Uncle Frank

    Uncle Frank SECURITY-you SPAM/we BAN
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    May 21, 2003
    I bet you have smelled a cat's anus !!

    If your girlfriend wears many expensive perfumes , many of them contain "material" from the civet cat's anal glands. The civet cat is more like a mongoose than a cat.
    I wonder who in the perfume business ever had the idea to smell the cat's anal region in the first place?? It would probably take a chemist to explain why the scent of a cat's anal region makes such a good perfume ingredient?

    Uncle Frank

    :D :eek: :clueless:
  13. Aino

    Aino 先輩

    May 15, 2011

    If it's true ~ they're more than qualified for mental institution.

    That's a common misconception ~ those homeless people with mental issue developed the symptoms years after they became homeless.Alone out on the streets long enough ~ they start talking to themselves and become paranoia etc.

    By the way ~ there was one UK-born homeless woman ( grew up in USA ) L.Stevens talked about the possibility of having metal problem to quality for SSI or SS Disability Insurance.Her homeless partner M.Muir is an illegal alien from Scotland.Both are able-bodied employable adults just DON'T want to take any job to get of their homeless situation.She's been homeless for at least 5 years ~ younger sister kicked her out of the apartment for being a freeloader.
  14. Coffeesan

    Coffeesan 先輩

    Jul 6, 2011
    Actually it works both ways. Recent studies have suggested the majority of paranoid schizophrenics in Glasgow are homeless. They have the protection of family, schizotypal illness often hits adolescence they live alone fine for a while until their condition deteriorates to the point they cant wash or feed themselves let alone hold down a job or pay bills and they end up on the street. The majority of seasoned homeless are eligable for institution but the goverments of most nations dont really care about the homeless.
  15. Apollo

    Apollo Cat lover

    Mar 28, 2004
    Thank you Wunderbaum - imported from Germany. They can even be worn as ear rings: http://www.wunder-baum.de/startseite/Immer eine frischeツ?Idee!
  16. Bob LeKatt

    Bob LeKatt 後輩

    Feb 11, 2012
    Homeless are truly terrible and should be eliminated somehow.
  17. Chipi

    Chipi Yancha

    Mar 10, 2003
    Every homeless person on the street has a story, and every single one of them is a person. I for one would like to know more stories of them. It's easy to condemn all of them saying they're lazy and on the streets out of their own will, but I think every single one of them has their own reason why they're there... and sometimes they've got no other choice.

    Old friend of mine used to work as a security guard at subways&trains, and told me a few of those stories. He met many homeless people while working. Some of them used to be wealthy business owners during the 80's, until the economy collapsed. They ended up penniless, and due to some glitches in the system/bureaucracy, had no other choice than live on the streets. After a couple of years of no official address, no jobs, there really isn't any chance of getting a job either - no one wants to hire you. Before saying 'homeless are terrible', keep in mind, that some day it could be you. No matter how well off you're at this moment..

    Have to also add, that in my opinion the homeless people I've come across in Japan are generally friendly/pay no attention to other people. No shouting, begging for money or violent behaviour, like with the homeless I've met in various other countries..
  18. Huayra

    Huayra 後輩

    Mar 27, 2012
    are you being sarcastic?
    that's somehow very offensive

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