Being accosted outside a late night store by a man wanting me to buy 5 cans of ‘high strength’ cider for him (‘I’m banned’). Despite being heavily tattooed, sporting cuts and scars and having a ravaged face, he makes a point of assuring me that he is ‘over 18’. The dilemma here, not age but aiding and abetting. He hands me the cash. A homeless man on a very wet night. The ‘roof’ of strong alcohol to perhaps give the illusion of some comfort or immunity from the elements. Time to offer an ‘alternative’ on another evening?