If you became homeless would you eat things you found on the street?

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  1. Cloud

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    Like old gum, Cigarette butts, Just licking the mustard off old McDonalds wrappers, that kind of thing?
     
  2. Bluey

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    Not gum or cigarette butts, but the mustard on McDonald's wrappers sounds nice.
     
  3. Nikki the Great

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    I would eat pretty much anything I found on the street, including cans, wrappers, traffic lights and other homeless people.
     
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  5. Simonr1978

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    No. Being vaguely sensible for a moment you have to be quite careful in a situation like that, it's bad enough getting a bad dose of the squits if you can curl up in bed with the toilet mere dashing distance away, if you don't even have that luxury.....

    Plus it's no good taking a chance on getting a small amount of nutrition from a dubious source if it means you're going to spend the next day or two with anything that goes into your system going straight back out again.

    Stuff that was sealed and undamaged may be worth it. Fruit growing on trees like apples or blackberries, sure but I'd still try to make sure I rinsed them first.
     
  6. Nikki the Great

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    And roasted them, right?
     
  7. Asclepius

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    I would eat only things nobody has eaten before. Otherwise I would sell things found and then buy quality food.
     
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    The idea would be to buy some food from the money people threw at my head as they pass, well with whatever money I had left after buying 4 cans of special brew.
     
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    I guess, as a cat, I sound terrible while "caterwauling", so the chances of getting food and the occasional boot being thrown at my head is fairly reasonable.
     
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    Why is Danny's respond to this thread just a picture of a toilet? Does it mean he eats food from a toilet? He lives in a toilet? He eats toilets?
     
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    It represents his life and personality.
     
  12. BozBoo

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    I would raid Starbucks every night in a town centre. They package all their food into separate bin bags so it's not mixed with waste. They are also not allowed to give it away so they put it in bags and leave it outside
     

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