London fields station

There's a man with a plastic bag on his head to keep the rain off, drinking white ace.

And I think to myself, did he buy the ace just to get the bag? Because it's cheaper than a newspaper?

And Then I think, he should have bought a newspaper too, and lined the plastic bag with it for extra insulation. Because the paper always gets wet through on its own, and the bag's cold and manky on its own. But together they'd be great. And he wouldn't have had to buy the can of ace, because he could have got a bag with the paper.

He should have just asked me for advice.

1 comment:

unimbued said...

maybe he just liked the taste of ace, and the rest came as a bonus. he was riffing, improvising, like Mingus, man.