Scene: A stream of workers going into a City office block, opposite Blackfriars station in London
Time: 08:55am Wednesday 6 February 2008
A lady in her early 60s, nicely dressed and coiffured is talking to a younger female companion.
Lady: I think this country started going to the dogs when they got rid of Margaret Thatcher
Man, turning aroung quickly, aged 38, blue jeans, berghaus mac and black rucksack: I'm sorry but I couldn't possibly agree with that
Lady: I wasn't talking to you
Man: I know, but I heard what you said and it went through me like a knife
Lady's companion: (in a reassuring voice, as they move away from the man in jeans towards the lift): 'It is obviously a topic that people have strong views about'