Jumped in a cab today headin for the game.. no radio. Silence. It went summat like this..
5 mins into journey cabbie says .."you know when you were a kid and you cut yourself shavin tryin to be like your dad?"
(bemused) "er... yeah"
" I hate that, I dont shave my top lip cos I cut meself shavin like that when I was a kid"
"oh, (glance sideways, thinking Rutger Hauer 'The Hitcher' ) "spose you dont av to shave much... havin a tache?"
"I shave it off once a week"
In an attempt to get conversation going again I say: "I have to shave daily for work. ****** when you get a nick, keep nickin it all week. Only heals over weekend.."
"I hate that too"
"My ears are worse though...
...my missus says 'Av you had a quiet day luv, you've been playin wi your ears again' cos they're all red where I've been pullin hairs out. I can't stop doin it"
"I'll jump out here mate, fiver cover it??"