Andrew Ducker (andrewducker) wrote,
Andrew Ducker
andrewducker

A complete lack of surprise

I'm not sure if it says more about me (and my lack of paying attention),
the country (and the fact that we don't really do religion) or the company
I work for (which doesn't do set Bank Holidays, but instead adds days onto
our holiday allowance), but I completely failed to notice that today was a
bank holiday until I got off the bus on Lothian Road and thought that the
traffic was startlingly absent.

It was almost spookily quiet - probably the quietest I've seen it since the
G8 riots in 2005 (when I left the office to discover a completely empty
Lothian Road, except for a row of riot police on horses. It felt strangely
apocalyptic.).

(I'm sure that one of those full stops is unneccesary - but I'm also sure
that I'm mangling the English language enough that I'd have to rephrase
most of that line to remove it.)



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