So this sunday, the dude was up and selling his handkerchiefs like the last time.
This time I went straight to him, said hello to each other, shaked hands.
I let him go back to his unsuccesful sales.
As I was hoping, after a while he scowled again and said:
"I don't get people. Do they think God is going to open them the gates to Heaven if they ignore me?"
To which I answered that people don't ignore hm with malicious intent, that that's just the easiest way to react to his pleads. That they were not actively hitting him or throwing tomatoes at his face, but instead they do simply and plainly nothing, and they didn't know how much did that hurt him.
He somehow agreed with me but not too much and went back to his thing.
After a while he said:
"I don't get people."
To which I smiled and said "Me neither.".
"You know, I've been in prison for eight years."
I was surprised and asked him why.
"For homicide. And I changed a lot from then. Before I went to prison I'd have beaten the shit out of this people without giving a care."
I told him that good for him and asked him if he had good mates there.
"No, no good mates. In prison it's everyone for themselves, no trust, no friends. I ended up there for killing my father."
"I found him raping my sister."
"I don't regret killing him."
I opened my eyes wide.
Then I told him that lots of people would kill for way less, that it didn't sound weird to me at all not to regret something like that.
I then told him that in the Old Testament, during the Exodus, Moises's laws gave death sentences for less. People were sentenced to death for fucking an animal.
He listened and then told me:
"You know how much did Moises live?"
I told him that I didn't know, but he probably lived like 200 years because everyone in the Old Testament seemed to live forever.
"120 years. See? I read the bible too."
It looked like the conversation would go on but then my father stepped in, said hi to him, shaked hands, smiled and told him he was sorry to interrupt but we had to leave.
Then we bade each other farewell and I left.