Posts Tagged ‘mistake’

Spring has Almost Sprung

Tuesday, March 13th, 2012

Paris is currently preparing itself for the arrival of Spring. Today was a particularly beautiful day with temperatures reaching a whole 11 degrees! It felt warmer though with the sun shining and people starting to remove layers of clothing. Tom and I made the most of the good weather by playing some table tennis on one of the tables next to the canal. As we arrived at our usual spot, one of the two tables was taken and the other was being guarded by a sunglass-ed man. He clearly wasn’t about to play table tennis so Tom and I took it and played a game with the guy sitting on the bench less than a metre away. At one point I took off my jacket and placed it on the bench next to him as it was the only clean surface available. He barely flinched. He eventually stood up and walked off, much to my relief as I was worried I was going to accidentally whack the ball into his face.

It wasn’t until Tom and I were heading home and we walked out of the park that I realised this guy wasn’t just a keen table tennis viewer. He hadn’t gone home, he was hanging around the park, still wearing his sunglasses and a very ‘natural’ look on his face. Our epic sporting feats had clearly disturbed his usual drug-selling techniques and we had infiltrated his zone. Clearly I am getting to know my neighbours better.

Meanwhile, you’ll be pleased to hear that I beat Tom in the first match, and he won the second. And we avoided hitting the ball into the canal.