Reality show on the rough.'Hey redhead! It's a long way down!', shouts a man carrying two lawn chairs in the middle of the road. He's been addressing the builder replacing a window on the first floor of The Pig and Butcher.More Like This
I must have laughed a bit louder than I meant. 'Too late to hide', I thought. He noticed my eyes gaping with interest and gave me a big smile with all his remaining teeth.
'I live in the Barclays.' Not paying much attention, I've walked on. My ignorance must have been obvious, but he didn't admit defeat and repeated: 'I live in the Barclays! You know Barclays? The one on Highbury & Islington.'
That's when it struck me! He had all his teeth, it was just the muddled 5 minute gaps that got me confused. Well, that and that this guy is living rough. Until now he only looked positively on the crazy side of normal. His funny smile wasn't so funny any more as I pictured the weight of his drama.
'I've found me these chairs. Look,' told me whil