Friday, June 04, 2010
This morning when I got off the train and left Charing Cross station, I heard raised voices. Looking around I couldn’t see much other than a lot of stationary traffic on the Strand because there was a gridlock at the roundabout in Trafalgar Square.
I thought maybe that some of the drivers were having a bit of a heated argument. Then I realised that the shouting was coming from above and looked up.
There were two guys in a window cleaner’s cradle hanging over the edge shouting “oi!” at people.
I wondered what they were doing and went through the options:
- shouting at girls – possibly
- shouting at boys – less likely but still possible
- Fathers for Justice – possible but there was no banner
Further up the road I looked again and they seemed to be shouting at me. Odd, I thought, and looked at my reflection in a window. Nope – nothing out of the ordinary – at least nothing that would need shouting at from high up.
I shrugged and carried on walking to work.
It was only when I was a lot further on that it occurred to me that they might have been trying to get people’s attention because they were stuck although I think, if that were the case, they would have done better to have banged on the windows of the building or maybe shouted something other than “oi!”.
“Help!” probably would have been a good idea.
Of course, they could have just been shouting at people for the fun of it. Will we ever know?