On 2 May 2009 at 9:43pm MIntz wrote:
I haven't seen Reg Green around town for a while. Is he still with us?
For those who don't know the name, he is the old American fellow who wears a tea-cosy on his head and shuffles between his house and Waitrose to pick up his copy of the International Herald Tribune. He used to be a professor of economics at Sussex and in the 60s was propably single-handedly responsible for wrecking the economy of Tanzania when he was the economics advisor to Julius Nyerere and initiated collective farms and other quasi-socialist policies.
On 2 May 2009 at 9:51pm Offended Nostrills wrote:
Is he the one that stinks?
On 2 May 2009 at 11:49pm Dresdan China wrote:
you are so kind about people in Lewes have you thought that you might smell too offended nostrills and nobody was to cruel to tell you if you know where he lives and he must be old why dont you put a early christmas present of toiletrys on his doorstep.then at least if you said good morning next time you smell him coming you would make him feel the job he done in the past was worth it I hope you never land up scutterling about because your not worth talking to give the old fellow a chance
On 3 May 2009 at 12:28am Offended Nostrills wrote:
That's 'yes' then.
On 3 May 2009 at 8:03am Rozzer wrote:
Well said Dresden China. Reg Green is a town character and should be respected as such. I often see him walking very slowly along the street, taking a rest on the seats outside the court. There's a terrible tendency on this site to attack vulnerable people.
On 3 May 2009 at 9:26am Naughty Knickers wrote:
Oh that poor man, i have tried to help him up after he has had a fall before with the help of a passer by, he refused an ambulance just wanted a trolly.He told me he had a wife in South Afrika and he missed her greatly .I really hope he is ok
On 3 May 2009 at 10:34am Geoff wrote:
I am curious to know if 'offended nostrils' would ask if someone in a wheelchair is 'that cripple who can't walk proper' or if someone with terminal cancer is 'that person witha bad haircut and pasty skin'
Perhaps he/she would let us know?
On 3 May 2009 at 10:59am Keere street massive crew wrote:
Ive often seen him about, but not lately. Thanks for the fascinating background on him, hope he's ok...
In defence of offended nostrils, this is actually an internet forum not an afternoon tea party on some lawn..calling somone smelly using an annoymous name is hardly outrageous and unheard of behaivour CHILAX
On 3 May 2009 at 11:07am Spinster Of This Parish wrote:
Is this the gentleman who used to wear a Fez?
On 3 May 2009 at 1:59pm Barbie wrote:
Offended Nostrils was only enquiring to see whether he had the right person. I admit, his smell was the first thing I thought of too. Its a description, not a put down.
On 3 May 2009 at 2:10pm cato wrote:
Perhaps a nicer way of identifying him might have been "that man who is bent right over in extreme pain, pushing a trolley".
On 3 May 2009 at 3:41pm Inquiring mind. wrote:
Is it that man who is bent right over in extreme pain...And he hapens to smell of wee?
On 3 May 2009 at 5:56pm Naughty Knickers wrote:
I dont really like to get involved in conflict on this site and hope this wont come back on me but feel really sorry for this poor man please dont be mean about this man, it must be horrid to be so well in the mind but not in body,maybe he is so ill he cant wash and needs help and kindness?
On 3 May 2009 at 6:14pm zola wrote:
I tried to help him once when he fell over in Waitrose...
He had no choice to accept our help,(I asked someone to help).
He is a very proud man...I haven't seen him for a while and hope he is ok.
On 3 May 2009 at 10:50pm geoff wrote:
Thank you Naughty Knickers for being one of the people who understand that describing a private Lewes resident as being smelly, and offending nostrils is just unnecessary.
On 4 May 2009 at 12:05am Barbie wrote:
So if Offending Nostrils had asked whether he was the man who smelt nice, would any of you had known who Reg was?
On 4 May 2009 at 12:30am DavidR@hotmail.com wrote:
A very intelligent man, who has worked hard. Pray hard that you do not end up being a laughing stock........at the end of the day it is all about practicing good manners. He probably knows in his heart of hearts that his personal hygiene is not as thorough as the fit, healthy bloke down the road but can probably do nothing about it. Give the guy a break, it could be any one of our fathers.
On 4 May 2009 at 10:14am Geoff wrote:
Thank you David.
Barbie, the comment was "is he the one that stinks?" . Please don't waste your time defending it.
On 4 May 2009 at 11:36am cato wrote:
I have had many an interesting conversation with this gentleman.I do hope all is well with him.
On 4 May 2009 at 10:36pm dresdan china wrote:
Well that caused a stir amongst lewes residents all very nice but for a couple of you and you know who you are take care of your loved ones as it proves by this know one else will I rest my case
On 7 May 2009 at 12:54am suku ma wiki wrote:
What about a little thought for the people of tanzania and the disastrous consequences of this man's 'help'