For Pete’s sake: “The next time a beggar approaches you on the street look carefully into their eyes. What will you see? It could genuinely be a homeless person in desperate need. But there is a chance that the person extending his tin cup will be managing a bank the following morning or running a large company.
A fad that has been in full swing in the United States for a few years – the “street retreat” – is about to take root in Britain. In this topsy-turvy world, stressed-out executives submit themselves to the ultimate exercise in regaining their perspective on life. They play at being a street bum for a few days and nights.” (Graniud)