The Anonymous Widower

An Encounter In A Lift

I don’t use lifts on the trains very often, except when I am lumbered with heavy shopping, or to use a lift is substantially quicker.

This morning my Northern Line train arrived at Kings Cross, so that I alighted right by the lift, in time to see two ladies with babies in buggies, leave the lift and get on the platform.

Now this was a time-saving that was too good to be true, as this lift drops you just by the ticket gates.

I waited to press the button, in case someone else needed the lift.

My only companion turned out to be an attractive tall lady about thirty, who was strikingly dressed, with a very short leather skirt and shoes with the some of the highest heels, I’ve ever seen on the street.

If I do travel in a lift, I like to not be youngest person in the lift, as one has to keep up standards and fight hard against anno domini.

So I said to the lady. “Thanks for coming in the lift, as I make it a rule not to use a lift, unless there’s someone younger than myself on-board!”

She smiled and replied. “I can’t climb the stairs in these f**king shoes!”

Trying to be sympathetic, I said. “Couldn’t you have worn something more comfortable?”

“No!” She replied! “I’m a backing singer going to an audition. One has to impress!”

I hope all her efforts were rewarded!

 

November 17, 2018 - Posted by | Transport | , ,

2 Comments »

  1. Methinks you need to learn some better chat up lines !

    Comment by Melvyn | November 17, 2018 | Reply

    • I didn’t say, but we had a mutual acquaintance, another singer, who had been recorded by my late son, who was a sound engineer. Sadly, this lady, who I met, when I appeared on the Fourth Plinth, died a couple of years ago.

      It’s all a bit of a sad tale.

      My son must have been respected though, as two or three artists, who he recorded have been in touch to wish me their best regards.

      Comment by AnonW | November 17, 2018 | Reply


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