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Seducing Seniors Near You!

Well, today has been lively.

Sometimes this Universe is random and cruel. Sometimes it strikes down good people with unfair diseases or unjust penalty payments. Sometimes it deals out poo and generic woe.

But sometimes there is a guiding light there, a source of love and support. Sometimes this is in the form of some of the best friends a woman could have. Sometimes it is an Angel leaning over to whisper some pertinent bit of wisdom in your ear. Sometimes the Angel says: "Hang in there. Let go. Forgive. Tomorrow will be better." and occasionally the Angel says: "When you go to work, wear trainers."

Boy was I glad that I listened today,because not an hour after getting to work my son's carer called to say that he had an unexplainable rash on his leg and btw he seems to be acting funny. So I legged it there from work, and then legged it to a GP (because little motivates doctors so much as the magic sentence : 'My baby has a strange rash') and then after rash turned out to be benign allergic reaction to a Mysterious Substance I legged it back home with the boy and then legged it off to work meetings.

One might think that this was sufficient excitement for one day, but one would be wrong. In fact one might think that one's encounters with old folk on public transport couldn't get much more bizarre than getting punched by a little old lady on the 46 a few years ago, but one would be wrong there also.

For verily, verily as I stood at the busstop waiting for the 31 to show up I was cornered by a tiny stuttering OAP who looked embarassed and shifty and asked me would I keep a secret and then asked me: "Would you do me a big favour and come to my flat once, maybe twice a week and uhm, let me uhm, let me .... play you some records?"

If I have ever maybe disparged the English habit of not meeting the eye of people on transport or on the street in order to avoid the possibility of having to make conversationw ith them, then I consider myself a convert for life now.


( 10 comments — Leave a comment )
Dec. 22nd, 2008 07:40 pm (UTC)
BAH HA HA HA HA HA HA! WHOO HO HO HO HO HO HOOO! Wow. That is so hysterical and weird. Wow. WOW.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:14 pm (UTC)
My day was so bizzarre that I honestly wouldn't have been surprised if aliens had landed.

I will never understand the magical attraction I have for old folk.
Dec. 22nd, 2008 07:57 pm (UTC)
Oh LAWL. Did you blank him? I hate being trapped on public transport with mentalists.
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:13 pm (UTC)
Unfortunately I suffer from a pathological inability to be rude, so I was COMPELLED (it's like a sickness!) to nod and listen to his insane ramblings.

I think I probably need to learn to drive.

Dec. 22nd, 2008 09:29 pm (UTC)
Jo Brand does a very amusing bit about crazies sitting next to you on the bus, how when they get on you just *know* they are going to gravitate towards you. I always think of what when a crazy appears at a bus stop.

Very pleased to hear the Matei scare was nothing more than an allergy. How terrifying that must have been!
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:10 pm (UTC)
Yes, a call from the childcarer saying: 'Hello there is a bizzarre lesion/rash on your son's leg" is not how I like to start my working day although a few more of those will certainly do wonders for my overall levels of fitness.

The busstops and mentalists are a natural match really - buses are cheap, accessible and waiting for them makes you both a sitting duck and easy prey.
Dec. 22nd, 2008 11:03 pm (UTC)
to be honest, I've love for you to come to my house to listen to some records... ;-)

(nearly an OAP, but not quite)
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:07 pm (UTC)
Well I'd love to come to your house and do that. :) Although I draw the line at twice a week.

Dec. 23rd, 2008 11:08 am (UTC)
it could have been good music though!

sorry i've not been about for a while, things have been hectic with work and life. i bought red shoes the other day though and instantly thought of you :) hope you all have a lovely xmas xxxx
Dec. 23rd, 2008 09:08 pm (UTC)
. i bought red shoes the other day though and instantly thought of you :)

My work on this earth is done.

I'm sorry things have been crazy, hope you're OK. Hopefully you'll have great holidays and an excellent 2009.

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