On the bus home on Friday, I had a mobile phoney sitting behind me. At first I was annoyed to be subjected to his prattle. Then I noticed he was using all the managerial buzzwords and phrases. GOING FORWARD and ISSUES and ON THE GROUND. I realised I could either fume or find a way to enjoy it. So I took out the iPod and started noting down each bit of meaningless bullshit. I was compiling quite a list, and I was almost disappointed when he hung up before I had the full set.
I'm reading a couple of Irvine Welsh collections of short stories. Funny, shocking and true. I sometimes read whole pages out loud, to get the full benefit of the dialogue.