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sign - Echoes of Flavio's Ghost Dreaming
Last night I was talking to my friend Lidia at the other, farthest end of the world on the skipefone for well over two hours at some stupid hour; my first lesson today is only at 12 so I was planning on sleeping till 10; now the postman (who clearly hates me) wakes me up at 9 with a parcel. Can you just leave it in the hallway? No, it has to be signed for. Oh, sorry, I had a late night and it may take me a while to come downstairs. I come downstairs bleary eyed, with hairs pointing in all directions, flailing undone shoelaces and stumbling down the steps because of saiid shoelaces and my knees not wanting to work today -that's novel, normally I have problems climbing steps but it doesn't (it didn't?) usually hurt when going downstairs. 'Sign!' he says, in a sort of Übergruppenführer voice. I sign. I say 'thank you' and he looks at me as if I'd said his mother was a snake. I haven't learned this yet -in London, particularly in public transport but also in some other circumstances, one must never say 'sorry' or even 'thank you'. This is a grievous insult to the other party which merits, at the very least, a fulminating side glance and some muttering under breath. Ah, the happy voices of the Londoners going 'harrmph, bah, humbug'.


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pogodragon From: pogodragon Date: March 22nd, 2014 04:35 pm (UTC) (Link)
I'm sorry but that last image made me laugh. I admit, being a rough, northern, sort that the grumpier people get with me in that kind of situation the more annoying and perky I tend to get back at them. Big grin and a bright *thank you!* is oh so satisfying. Provided I can make a reasonably hasty exit anyway.

I hope you managed to be suitably awake and alert for stuff you needed to be awake and alert for.
flavius_m From: flavius_m Date: March 23rd, 2014 12:00 pm (UTC) (Link)
I did, I did. It was a good day, overall. A couple of lessons, rehearsal with amazing singer (we're putting together a few John Dowland lute songs plus a couple of other bits of renaissance music suitable for voice and guitar) and ended up at the Boston Arms for Bedsitland -came back to have yet another two hour conversation in the middle of the night with friend at the other end of the world.

I reserve the grin and bright thank-you for the disgruntled apes that knock you out of their way in public transport.... :-0
pogodragon From: pogodragon Date: March 24th, 2014 07:07 am (UTC) (Link)
Nah, apes on public transport get my full on Paddington Stare, rock concert hardened elbows and the mighty wrath of my backpack. Especially if they're youngish blokes standing at the bottom of the stairs on the bus when there are plenty of seats on the top deck and I want to get up there.

Why no, I have no issues, why'd you ask...?
androktone From: androktone Date: March 25th, 2014 08:14 pm (UTC) (Link)
I think it's sweet that you find it endearing :)
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