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This can apply across the board but here are a couple of examples


There is a guy in Forest Hill, you may have seen him walking up/down Dartmouth Road. He obviously works in an office type environment as he is relatively smart in his appearance though his oversized tan car coat disturbs me somewhat. So far so good. It's his hair though that startles me, he has it parted with a fringe however, the rest is long & way past his collar, so basically two hair cuts in one, but both very badly done


I wonder what he sees in the mirror every morning, it's quite bizarre.Maybe he only has a small face mirror, you know the one with a flat & an opposing concave side, thus missing out his hair in the chosen view


Very odd, yet strangely compelling


I do however dig him in a weird way.



The other is much simpler but equally paradoxical and seen on the same piece of road. A man rides a bike from Forest Hill toward Kirkdale, each time I observe him he is smoking a cigarette. Usually with one eye squint where the smoke blows in and smarts it


It is the neutralising of a seemingly healthy pursuit that I like. It's his nonchalance too " Yeah I am smoking & cycling, up yours"


On one side cycling & the other smoking. The yin to the yang


Maybe it's something in the water round there


I like it though




W**F

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This has made me think of two things. Firstly, im sure TLS would have come out with some other great examples of real Characters. Secondly, there is a Transvestite who parades about on Streatham High Street, by the Market in full clobber and make-up without a care in the world. Sometimes he takes it upon himself to act as a kind of 'community warden', telling people off for cycling on the pavement, dropping litter and being anti-social :)
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...Firstly, im sure TLS would have come out with some other great examples of real Characters....


Daisy said (tu) (See I can do formatting finally, B))



Cheers me old mucker, unfortunately the good citizens (or should that by City-zens) of the EDF will have no idea that just on their doorstep used to exist a world of characters, yes so much variety, multi-cultural before multi-culture was invented by those who want nothing to do with it, don't make me laugh.


How would the EDF in-crowd react to people like Simple Lenny, who used to ride his bike backwards up East Street wearing a fez and throwing coppers to us kids. Or Big Dora, who owned all the working girls from Elephant to Burgess Park and ran the Inn & Temple from her upstairs bed using a system of ropes and pulleys.


But can you mention that and not expect to get howled down by the oh-so broadminded :)) ignorati on here, then I don't think so Lord Copper. If you want to see real characters now you have to move from Inner London, to London suburbs like Sydney, Cape Town and Bexley Heath. Unfort these sorts of characters aren't the sort of characters that would fit in on the EDF, so they don't exist to some on here. :)-D

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Ted Max Wrote:


> Cheers me old mucker, unfortunately the good

> citizens (or should that by City-zens) of the EDF

> will have no idea that just on their doorstep used

> to exist a world of characters, yes so much

> variety, multi-cultural before multi-culture was

> invented by those who want nothing to do with it,

> don't make me laugh.

>

> How would the EDF in-crowd react to people like

> Simple Lenny, who used to ride his bike backwards

> up East Street wearing a fez and throwing coppers

> to us kids. Or Big Dora, who owned all the working

> girls from Elephant to Burgess Park and ran the

> Inn & Temple from her upstairs bed using a system

> of ropes and pulleys.

>

> But can you mention that and not expect to get

> howled down by the oh-so broadminded :)) ignorati

> on here, then I don't think so Lord Copper. If you

> want to see real characters now you have to move

> from Inner London, to London suburbs like Sydney,

> Cape Town and Bexley Heath. Unfort these sorts of

> characters aren't the sort of characters that

> would fit in on the EDF, so they don't exist to

> some on here. :)-D


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Ted


You weren't riding a bike up Dartmout Rd whilst smoking a cigarette last Friday were you ?



Could it have been....


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