Sunday, 28 August 2016

Meanwhile , Of Course , They're Probably Watching Me ....



With less free time this summer , I haven't done much exploring , even locally . But it doesn't really matter ... there's still plenty of people about to watch .

Like the solid matron with a wheelie suitcase , the other day . She's heard that they're made to be pulled along behind one but not believing a word of it , resolutely , though slightly inaccurately , pushes it before her causing people to avoid her nervously . Is there a small part of her that wonders why the confounded thing's so difficult to steer ? 

Or the variously-mustached chaps in hiking boots and unfortunate shorts wandering about the station on Tuesday , looking lost . At last two of them bump into each other and hug delightedly , peering at one another in amazement . Then a third wanders up diffidently , and a fourth . Suddenly there are six of them . They can't have seen each other since school or , more likely , National service and seem to be about to celebrate by hiking off to wherever it was they bonded 50 years ago .

But this week's favourite has to be the middle-aged man cycling up the road on the hottest day this week , wearing a traffic cone on his head ....

4 comments:

Friko said...

Oh lovely, a traffic cone.
Do you happen to live somewhere particularly conducive to eccentricity?
Aren’t people fun? And weird.

Molly Bon said...


Regarding the variously mustached chaps - wearing, by the sound of it, the very same shorts they wore way back then, which, undoubtedly, back then did not look so unfortunate....

lovethosecupcakes said...

Ooh, you can't beat a spot of people watching. Though the mister here calls it something else...

Zhoen said...

This guy?
http://metro.co.uk/2016/08/28/guy-taken-to-court-for-putting-traffic-cone-on-his-head-6094739/

This is funny. Thank you.