Small Plays About My Day

… tiny true dramas in a Charing Cross Road bookshop

Trousers

Posted on | July 31, 2010 | 1 Comment

Emily: That’s forty five pounds, please.
Croaky-voiced man: Do you mind if I lift my shirt up?
Emily: Well…
Croaky-voiced man: I’ve got a money belt on. I wear it for security these days.
Emily: It’s a good idea.
Croaky-voiced man:I was trying a coat on once, and I walked off to see how it looked in the mirror.
Emily: Right.
Croaky-voiced man: When I got back my coat had gone. With all my money in it. I panicked.
Emily: Well, you would.
Croaky-voiced man: Went home, called the police, but then Marks and Spencer phoned. They had it in lost property.
Emily: Oh good.
Croaky-voiced man: I’d rather lose my trousers than my coat, do you know what I mean?
Emily: I do.

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  • "In a town like London there are always plenty of not quite certifiable lunatics walking the streets, and they tend to gravitate towards bookshops, because a bookshop is one of the few places where you can hang about for a long time without spending any money."
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