And today is not one of those times
Look, if just one more person says that my expression resembles that of Eyore I’m going to take that folding clothes horse and ram it right up their arse.
Actually no, it’s absolutely pouring down.
It has been since about 04.30 – it’s now 20.30.
And people get more… antsy when it’s a day of heavy rain, such as today.
But that’s not why I’ve got it down on this place.
Did you know (you probably do) that London is full of rushing people?
I don’t suppose half of them could explain why they’re rushing, they just are. It’s sheep-like behaviour.
A large number of people have a sort of ‘hunted’ look in their eyes, it’s very noticeable as they dash about, rushing somewhere for no good reason.
But that’s not why I’ve got it down on London.
But when I was standing on the underground platform at St James’ Park station this evening I got totalled.
Not, as it stands, a good enough reason to be quite as grumpy as I feel.
However the guy who totalled me was blind.
White stick, no vision – I’ve been around blind people professionally in my social work days, I know a blind person when I see one.
He came down the steps at a jog and then – I’m not exaggerating – ran across the platform towards the underground train.
Ran across the platform straight in to my back.
I should be good here and say how brave he is, to have been running when he was unsighted.
Bollocks to that.
You wouldn’t put a blind person at the wheel of a car and tell them to drive fast down Victoria Street would you?
No – and you wouldn’t allow anyone to do that either.
But this blind running dude, that’s fucking dangerous behaviour.
Fortunately the person he totalled wasn’t a frail old lady with her bag-on-wheels.
It was me.
I helped the guy to his feet – he fair canoned right off me.
But that’s not the point.
The point is he was a fucking dangerous twat.
And that’s why I’m so grumpy.
Because I feel uncomfortable because a disabled person was such a twat.
So I’ve been comfort eating.
A pot noodle and a Cadbury’s Caramel.
And do you know what?
I don’t feel any better.