24th September 2001


OVERHEARD: EXASPERATION ON THE J-CHURCH

Situation: After arguing with his father for a few minutes, a three-year-old boy is finally allowed to hold onto the pole instead of sitting down next to dad. Then Enthusiastic Drunken Bum takes an interest.

Enthusastic Drunken Bum: (Yells teasingly.) You’d better hold on!

Boy: (Glances in EDB’s general direction, pretends not to hear.)

EDB: I say, you better hold on!

Boy: (Turns back to EDB.)

EDB: You better hold on, there!

Boy: (Ignores him.)

EDB: You better hold on!

Boy: IAMHOLDINGON!!!!!!

11:13 a.m.