The Curiously Stunted, Incomprehensibly Disjointed, Perfectly Inadequate Adventures of Nicholas Cornelius Holloway – Episode 77

She had crossed paths with a lot of oddballs, and here was another.

“New Kent Road,” he said. He caught her eye and smiled. “Telecommuting too?” he asked.

“How did you know?” The words were out before she could stop them. She clenched her jaw against any future betrayals by her own mouth.

“Comfortable clothes. Laptop. Coffee shop for an office.” He shrugged. “Just a guess.”

He sipped his cappuccino. She tapped her keyboard.

“Elephant and Castle,” he said.

She squinted. He smiled.

He sipped. She tapped.

“St. George’s Circus,” he said.

She shut her laptop. “I have to know.”

He touched his ear piece. “Bus driver,” he said.

She swallowed and never rode public transportation again.