Saturday, 10 July 2010
"There are a lot of Asians on the bus, aren't there?"
A former colleague whispered this to me recently. She was correct, too. Asians were on the bus. Quite a few Asians. In fact, the bus was conveying probably the most diverse collection of people gathered in the entire city at that moment. Along with Asians (by which she meant Asians from the south east and north) there were some white people, a few Africans, one or two Pacific Islanders, some South Asians and a white woman in a motorised wheelchair with her black labbie assistance dog. I was momentarily taken aback, then had a quick swivel of the head and gave the only answer that seemed to fit the question: "Yes...yes, there are."