The Anonymous Widower

The Immaculate Lady On The Train

This morning I took the Overground to Stratford to catch the high-speed train to Margate, so I could have a look sat the town and its attractions and hopefully get some fresh air in the sun by the sea.

Opposite me, was a Chinese girl of about twenty, and a white lady of about my age. The Chinese girl appeared to be sketching something, so I stood up and asked her, saying that in all my years no-one had ever made a drawing of me. I also exchanged a few words with the other lady, who from her accent was English, or had lived here all her life.

As the girl wasn’t drawing me, I returned to my seat and carried on with my sudoku.

I then looked at the English lady, who was immaculate dressed from top to toe, in the style of someone twenty years younger, with a just-above-the-knee black skirt, black tights, a beige cashmere roll-neck jumper and short boots in a harlequin design. She’d let her hair go grey and it was held back with a clip. I can’t remember what her coat was like, but as C always did, she was wearing expensive leather gloves.

We both left the train at Stratford and exchanged a few words.  I did at least compliment her on her style, before we went off in different directions.

Why is it, I can’t find myself a girlfriend like that?

February 26, 2014 - Posted by | Transport | , ,


  1. If you are concerned about finding a girlfriend like the stylish one… then you should have approached her prior to her exiting the train… not the young artist.

    Comment by xanaxic | February 26, 2014 | Reply

    • We were all talking as the train went to Stratford and the two of us left the train together talking away and went our separate ways in the underpass.

      Comment by AnonW | February 26, 2014 | Reply

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