The qualified homeless (Rousse)

Homeless, I lived in my car.

When I was fortunate to find an empty flat, I would sneak in there to use the shower and prepare for job interviews.

One day a young woman asked about my prospects of employment. ‘Did you ever take any exams?’ she asked, assuming that I had led a life deprived of opportunity. I started my response by listing my 11 O levels.

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