the music died down in my headphones (it was ‘Sunday Seance’ by Blockhead).
i was inbetween songs on a bus to work. two elderly women sat behind me carrying a scent of antiseptic sweet perfume that caused needless conflict with nature. in the brief quiet i gathered that they were travelling to town to begin christmas shopping. not content with this, their adventure was to be further detailed by the pursuit of ‘special offers’:
ELDERLY WOMAN A: ‘superdrug has 3 for 2 at the moment. no.. ‘, she argued with herself: ‘i mean 2 for 3’
there was a brief pause here. i can only assume that this was whilst woman B cleared the confusion in her mind created by woman A.
ELDERLY WOMAN B: ‘you mean 3 for 2’, she said assuredly.
The next song started playing. (It was ‘Evermore’ by John Matthias).