Wow. I thought (hoped) for a minute this was a bit of a p*** take. Kind of Harry Enfield Tim Nice but Dim’ style.....”I say inn keeper, look hyarr , this chap over hyarr doesn’t half pong, ken you please have him removed as the smell is offending the very very clean, fresh smelling good people of Wandsworth.”
Jeez girl, did you actually read back over your post before you pressed send? We live in an increasingly fractured, polarised intolerant, cruel society and your post is an excellent example of this. This ‘tramp’ as you have called him, is a human being, was born as a little pink baby, just like you, but due to circumstances that did not follow the line of your (and mine I will admit) extremely privileged ones, he has ended up as he has, and you and I have ended up where we have. He will have stories as interesting as you (probably a lot more interesting), he will have people who have loved him and he has loved, he will have had the same joy but probably an awful lot more pain and loss than you have. And you want him chucked out of your ‘favourite-post-dog-walk-cafe-with-my-girlfriends’ because he doesn’t smell good to you? Really?
I think you were on to something when you pondered whether to take your business elsewhere though. That’s probably best for all concerned. Maybe start your own pop up coffee shop at home, and you can only let in people of the right background/salary/smell?
On a more serious note, do you have children? Please, please, think about what and how you say things in their earshot. We could all really do with the next version of ‘generation privileged’ to be a lot more tolerant and compassionate if we are to have any hope of hanging on together on this little bit of rock which is home to all of us.