Glimpsed in passing this morning: an elderly man on the staircase on the first floor of a block of flats, winching up a number of shopping bags with the aid of a rope. Below him, a woman in her fifties with more shopping bags, seemingly waiting for him to pass the rope down.
What can it all mean? Extreme measures against bird flu? A hostage situation? Or simply a prank by the senior classes to keep the rest of us baffled and bemused?