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Saturday, May 15, 2004

One man and his dog

But was he a busker?

On Thursday I went to Paddington on the Circle Line to go off to a meeting in Reading and a man got on with a sandy coloured dog, rucksack and flute. Fairly pleasant flautist (no idea if that's how you spell it) and his dog seemed quite relaxed by the music too and after sniffing around on the floor for a bit just laid down as you can see below

The weirdest thing though was that the man was just playing for a number of stops and then he got off at Paddington with me and made absolutely no attempt to get money off anybody. He didn't have a cup or a bag for collecting money. The dog wasn't begging or howling, or going round with a cup either.

Maybe he (the man that is) was just playing for the sheer hell of it, or maybe he had momentarily forgotten he was a busker.

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