Simon Bisson (sbisson) wrote,
Simon Bisson

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Bye bye first impressions...

Walking into Putney this morning I saw a chap that Tom Robinson's translation of Jaques Brel aptly named "yuppy scum". Sharp suit, shiny big black SUV in a narrow London street, and flouting the laws on using a mobile phone in his car... I inwardly sneered as I carried on my plebian stroll...

But then, a fair ways in front of me, on the other side of the street, an old man fell over while crossing a side road. Immediately the big black SUV stopped, and the driver got out, hurrying over to see if the old man was all right, helping him gather his things, and on to his feet.

The spark of human decency still exists, even in the hearts of those we expect not to have any. I walked on, feeling a bit better about the world.
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