dodging the rain
I just made it to this bus stop opposite Alcott Wood (on the other side of the road) and it poured down.
Off camera to my right the quiet man also waiting was an unemployed chromium car parts polisher,
"Today it is all shiny plastic," he said.
He had been a year out of work since Longbridge closed, and today aged 48, and an 18 cans of lager a day alcoholic who has worked ever since he left school at 14.
I took the first bus which came - a 14a
but when I got to the Mackadown it was still raining and I dived into LIDL to shelter until it stopped.