So I'm on my way to the 02 to stand in front of the Brian McKnight concert, with the hope of handing flyers to some keen young women, when I discover that the Jubilee line is down. And does London Transport have a rail replacement service? Of course not! So off I go on two buses to get to Greenwich...
It takes so long that I decide to finally get off the 2nd bus, dreading the return journey and think I might as well cut my losses. But then the bus driver persuades me to stay. I guess he fancied me. And then he bought a book! So I'm thinking, at least I sold a book... But then, now I'm stuck at the 02 with the concert already having started, with no way of getting home!
I should have asked the bus driver to give me a private drive home. Yeah. But instead, I take a bus via Elephant & Castle. And who really ever wants to go through Elephant & Castle? The experience is traumatic in itself. I only hope Bus Driver Omar enjoys the book. And then maybe the journey will have been worthwhile.
Not Just Men in Uniform By Alison Bruce
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