Passing the Time of Day, London Style

Spot the regular being served in the queue at the Vauxhall news-stand:

“Four-pounds-please-thankyou”

“Two-pounds-seventy-please-thankyou”

“Hi-how-are-you-eighty-pence-please-thankyou-have-a-nice-weekend”

“Three-pounds-please-thankyou”

Rest assured that I managed to squeeze in a ‘fine-thanks-and-you-too’ in response, without of course either breaking stride or interrupting the vital flow of commerce. And that’s exactly as it should be – the niceties attended to with no actual waste of time.

have-a-good-weekend-one-and-all-thankyou.

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7 responses to “Passing the Time of Day, London Style

  1. Sounds like you’ve got it down to a fine art.
    A good weekend to you too!

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  3. not as fine an art as the news-stand guys have, though!

  4. Who is Seraphine? A alter ego of disgruntled? Or Great Minds blogging alike?

  5. I don’t know … some wierd site that just takes excerpts from blogs and republishes them. As though there weren’t enough crap on the internet…

  6. I love that I don’t even need to order my breakfast in The Cafe that I visit every morning anymore. I just walk in and they go: “Hello darling, two brown to go?”

    *contented sigh*

  7. Haven’t quite reached ‘darling’ stage yet, although the odd bit of jokey banter is creeping in at the edges.

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