Snippets of two equally alarming conversations being had by people on mobile phones whom I passed on my way to a meeting earlier on:


“…do you get it?  It has to stop and it has to stop now…”


“…because that’s it, if I have to, I will use your children against you…”


Both of which made my most aggressive phone conversation today (“I don’t think you’re listening to me, I don’t want to transfer any funds anywhere”) seem positively playful  in comparison.


(My favourite ever overheard phonecall was on a bus on Oxford Street, when a guy answered his phone and said “Yep…no…no…NO!  NO!  That’s it: I’m closing the Bureau de Change!”)