Friday, 11 January 2008

Missed Opportunities

I was in town today, minding my own business, wearing my hood up and my headphones in. As I passed the market, a pretty young woman bounded up to me, and in a slightly American accent asked:

"Could I ask you a question?"

I took a headphone out of my ear, and lowered my hood. She'd caught me completely off-guard; what would she want? Endless possibilities ran through my head as I looked vacantly into her face.

"Wasn't that a question?"

"What?" She clearly hadn't heard me, or else she'd have found this hilarious, I'm sure.

"I'm really busy...sorry" I mumbled, as I pulled on my hood and stalked away. Before I turned, I saw her face - she wore an expression of confusion and slight sadness. Had I done the right thing? Maybe she'd spotted me across the road, and felt an irrational attraction to me...maybe she wanted money.

I walked for a few more minutes, before stopping. Spinning on the spot, I strode back to the market, and found the original spot she'd accosted me at. I walked up behind her, and tapped her on the shoulder.

"Excuse me" I said quietly. She turned round, and looked bewildered when she saw who it was.

"Er, yes?" She looked around, seemingly making there'd be witnesses to whatever it was I was about to do.

"I was a bit rude to you earlier, you know, when you asked if you could ask a question? I'm not even that busy... what did you want to ask?" My heartbeat quickened as I imagined the infinitely exciting possibilities of her reply.

"Oh, I was just going to ask if you wanted to buy a phone cover for £7.99. Do you?"

"No. Not really, sorry" I replied, before turning away... a bitter tear in my eye.

Monday, 7 January 2008

Cliff hanger

I just found it funny. BBC3 and BBC4 have clearly been working together...

Sunday, 6 January 2008

War and a Haircut

"Timewatch - Bloody Omaha" is on tonight, and I'm considering giving it a watch. One slight problem though, Richard Hammond's presenting it. It's not that I don't like him, and his fantastically Topman haircut; but a World War 2 documentary? Really?

It's about as natural a coupling as Jeremy Clarkson presenting a documentary about gay marriage. ("But you haven't seen a proper gay marriage until you've seen one... like this one.") Or perhaps Richard Littlejohn presenting a programme called "Finding Love: One Man's Quest for Spiritual Enlightenment".

Curse my rambling..
Review to follow. Probably.