newspaper distributors asking me if I want their newspaper when I'm
already obviously carrying one. That happens every day. New stuff:
First, at Ixxy's Bagels at Euston. The lady said sorry, they didn't
have any salmon. This ranks as the second most ludicrous thing I ever
heard at a food place. It's right up there with the travel agent who
told me that Pan Am didn't fly to New York. A few moments later, I
terminated our discussion and never contacted his company again. No,
it obviously wasn't just a slip of the tongue.
And another thing. A phone singing its little heart out on the train.
A lady explains: that's my phone but it's in my suitcase. I say: if
you're not going to answer it, switch it off! And I hope the call
and so ends another week. I'm on the train...