Monday, 29 April 2013

'he must be nearly finished by now'

One of Danny Baker's Saturday morning shows, presumably the topic was odd things people did as children man rang in to tell of school friend - forty years ago - who was writing down all the numbers in order. He remembered him as having got up in the four hundred thousands, and that he set aside an hour each evening to do it. That's great enough, but when they were talking about it, Danny must have said something like wondering if he was still doing it, and the man said, in a perfect tone, as if it was reasonable and achievable, 'He must be nearly finished by now.'