Would anyone mind if I punched a charity collector on the nose?
Do you remember when cars treated "stop" lights as an instruction, rather than a suggestion?
Yes, I have heard of Childline. They are the ones who hang around shopping malls, hassling people and trying to sell them credit cards.
Do you remember when the only people you ever saw cycling on the pavement were on tricycles?
Yes, I have heard of the WWF; but personally, I think it's all staged. And even if it isn't, I still don't want a credit card.
Do you remember when cyclists tried to avoid pedestrians, as opposed to swearing loudly at pedestrians who don't avoid them?
Last week it was extinct animals, this week it was abused kiddies, next week it will be save the kangaroo, but I still will not want one of your damn credit cards.
I asked a policeman what side of the pavement cyclists are supposed to cycle on, and whether they had to obey traffic lights or not, and he said "Mind how you go, Sir."
"Free broadband forever." The "free" part means "twenty pounds a month" and the "forever" part means "you will wait forever for us to connect you."
There are some stretches of pavement where you don't have to dodge cyclists. These are the stretches occupied by parked cars.
Has anyone ever actually managed to buy a Megabus ticket from Bristol to London for £1?
Or the stretches of pavement occupied by the 143 new kinds of wheelie bin the council has issued us with.
Ticket reservation is compulsory on this service; but if you try to sit in the seat you have reserved, then the person sitting in it will turn up his I-Pod and threaten to knife you.
It said "Haircut for £6" so I said "A couple of inches off all round, leave it over my collar and ears, and brush it forward." He said "That will be £10 in your case." I said "All right, how much will you cut off for £6"
Would you like to donate to Mencap? Do I look mad?
Yes, thank you, as a matter of fact I do have 20p for a cup of coffee. (But if you tell me where you can get a cup of coffee for 20p, I'll give you a quid. Boom boom.)
Would you like to donate to Amensty? Not if you attached electrodes to my genitals.
A female attendant is on duty in this toilet.
Would you like to donate to the RSPCA? La-la-la-I'm-not-listening.
Run of out petrol? No money in your wallet? Need £5 for a taxi. Yes; that seems to happen to people a lot on this street; although I must admit that the mobile phone call to your wife was a nice touch.
The cashier in Tescos chased me down the aisle and out of the shop because I had forgotten my pot of jam; but no one ever mentions it when someone is unexpectedly helpful.
But seriously; would anyone mind if I punched a charity collector on the nose?