You literally never know what you're about to see on the streets of Camden Town. It can be people, things, dead things, dead people... anything. One day, I saw an empty suitcase with two snails sitting on it (I moved them to safer green pastures, then realised I might have just fucked up the holiday they'd saved long and hard for). More recently, I saw an Iain M Banks novel on the pavement, with discarded female underwear draped over it. Try as I might, I couldn't work out the connection.
Today, while walking somewhere for lunch, I saw the entire Friends box-set - completely with little swingy doors - sitting on the pavement by a couple of wheelie bins. Once I'd pushed my eyeballs back into my head, I became suspicious. Was this some hidden-camera show set-up? If I grabbed this item, would boxing kangaroos emerge from each wheelie-bin and punch me out?
So I grabbed it, and the kangaroos either didn't exist, or stayed put. Got a few puzzled looks in the restaurant, what with having a Friends box-set sitting on the table with me, but I didn't care. It just made me intriguing. Oh yes.
Just one problem: I've noticed that the third disc of Series One is missing. And the swingy doors don't seem to shut properly. So I'd be delighted if whoever discarded the set could send the missing disc and some blue-tack to: 666 Ungrateful Street, NW1. Good day to you.