One of the joys of working in London, outside of commuter delays, general rudeness, expensive food and temperature on the underground is the never ending new and exciting experiences, things you might see, observe, taste……
So today I was heading for lunch, out early to avoid the rain, just generally minding my own business walking across the crossing on Clerkenwell Road , when something came past me.
Did a double take, reached for the mobile phone but not fast enough, it looked something looking like this.
Yes man on skateboard, dog on lead, dog pulling man at speeds that cyclists couldn’t keep up with. Fantastic.
They stopped at the lights, not sure whether the dog knew it had to stop, that would have been more impressive. Dog waited patiently for lights to change and off they went down the clerkenwell road undertaking the taxis, dog running a straight line at some speed, cyclists trying to keep up.
Imagined them speeding past a police car, is it illegal to exercise your dog on the road in traffic? Am sure someone will find a way of taxing it if it takes off.
Now I have dog, a springer spaniel which does pulling but does not do straight lines. Could I imagine myself weaving on the main roads of London going between meetings?
One thing I will do is the next time I leave the office for lunch is my camera will be ready for the next thing London has to offer.