Tuesday, January 04, 2011
posed, 25? Skype
Hands posing for a photograph on a pub table.
The marker on the check out conveyor to separate one customer's purchases from the next in the supermarket has a strict warning to under-age buyers of alcohol. "Are you over 25?" it asks. As I put it into place ready for the customer in the queue behind me? I repeat the question aloud to her? She is a woman in her 50s. She smiles, "I wouldn't want to be that age," she says.
As I look at the time on the computer I hear the Five O' clock news come up on Radio Four. I see, with a cosy sense of justness, the last "0" of 17.00 appear on the screen, at the same moment as I hear the last of the pips which precede the programme.