David Charters: Fancy a gossip? I'll drink to that cafe conversation
The woman speaking feverishly down her portable phone was not the sort to cross in discussion about religion, sex, politics, football or, indeed, pole-vaulting.
She had shoulders sculpted for a rucksack and multi-coloured hair styled by an electric-shock therapist.
Lest you should think me just a shade sexist here, I should explain that you could squirt my shoulders through a toothpaste tube - while my hair was being styled at the auditions for the next Friar Tuck.
Anyway, the woman at the neo-classical gates to Birkenhead Park, was telling a pal that her fellah had been taking the pith.
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