Overheard On The Bus

Coming back from the city centre yesterday the man in front of me on the Park & Ride bus was on his mobile. The conversation was typically banal and instantly forgettable. “Hello” … “Are you well?” … “We had a good meeting last week. There were 10 or 12 people there.” … And then, suddenly, he said:

“What about the man who had to have his leg off? How did he take it?”

I resisted the temptation to offer the obvious reply, turned to Mary who was clearly as bemused as I was and chuckled silently to myself. The rest of the call provided no clue to the answer to these questions, so I guess we’ll never know.

I’ve always been a bit ambivalent about mobile phones. Are they an essential part of modern living or more of a curse than a benefit? You choose.

By stoneyfish

Humanist and retired software engineer with a love of music.

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