A Change Of Perception

In the Seventies I was a young single Police Officer in a rural force. I transferred to London and was posted to the West End.On my first patrol I was feeling rather lonely and homesick whilst on foot patrol at 0300 in the morning, it was very quiet and didn't know a soul in London. Anyway, time for my first 'stop' in London.I caught up with a man carrying a tool-bag along Oxford Street and searched him, as it turned out he was a GPO engineer and a night worker.I took his name and address. I then realised that I knew his name,when we were both children we had shared a room together for a week whilst on holiday in Jersey,our mothers were teachers and colleagues. London didn't feel so big a place then !
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Date submitted:Sat, 14 Jan 2012 08:48:45 +0000Coincidence ID:3559