Having had a workout during the morning today, I was not expecting to exert myself further. However, the incident related in poetic form that follows had me sprinting about sixty yards down the A4.
The gentle whirr of the engine
of the new local ‘hybrid’ bus
ferries us all into town. No fuss
until a lavish alarm bell alarms those who slumber
as the phone owner bellows ‘Hello!’
With mobile fixed fast to her cheek,
oblivious to all others around,
she alights unaware of the sound
and the shouts of ‘You’ve forgotten your bag!’
She’s away down the street
when I leap to my feet
and chase her along with her shopping.
With the merest of ‘Thanks’ and without stopping,
or even a slight hesitation
she continues her loud conversation.