April 20, 2004
Shadows and rubbish

The bright early morning sunlight at this time of the year casts interesting shadows at bus stops in London’s suburbia. The Route 79 bus was some time coming - and I couldn’t but help train my eyes on a shadow of my current self.

A shadow of my current self

Not more than a metre away, the telltale sign of fast-food indulgence reminded me that in today’s disposable society - even the litter on London’s gold-paved streets can tell a story that has to be told. Purity is in the eye of the beholder. The art of McDonald’s could, in itself, be the focal point of a case study in modern postgraduate sociology - or perhaps, more accurately, the art of 21st century marketing and product management.

100% pure

Today was Slough in the morning and Heathrow Airport in the afternoon. The most uninteresting things I could think of reporting back on are: the hotel-to-airport shuttle-buses that don’t take Oystercards, nasal debris that makes your pocket tissue smell of aviation fuel - and the really irritating “static electricity” that shocks me every time I touch something metal.

Perhaps I am becoming pious, self-concious, and highly charged of late …

Posted by jag at April 20, 2004 10:18 PM

French Fries - I suppose its all a marketing guise anyway, otherwise it wouldnt sell. Besides who has heard of 100% pure French Fries - and how would you define 100% pure French Fries?
I suppose you are getting too many thoughts on your head - that you are thinking too much - and ur brain has overworked and has got overcharged - So you are electrostatically active. :)

Posted by: sat on April 21, 2004 04:15 AM

Sat: couldn’t agree more re the “purity” question.

And I agree that I sometimes think so hard it makes me highly charged. Not sure whether this is positive or negative though … :-)

Posted by: Jag on April 21, 2004 08:25 PM
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