Diary Of A Busker Day 572

Diary Of A Busker Day 572 Friday June 13th 2014 Winchester (Opposite Pavilion, Time: 1:55-3:10pm).

Only one session today, due to the lesson at 4 o’clock. Song Of The Day – Here Comes The Sun, once again. One of it’s contributors was a man who gave £3. He was one of the dads of someone Jude went to school with at Western. Quite a friendly bloke, but he talks really quickly and quietly so I can never make out what he’s saying. I was always saying ‘Sorry?’ while he was talking to me.

Anyway, he’s smiling away and he says something but I can’t make it out so he has to say it again…and he was saying ‘You’re very talented, very talented’, which made me embarrassed that I’d made him repeat it. Well, I said ‘Thank you, sir’, although I’ve never called him ‘sir’ before! It’s just what I say out here, but it’s stupid – ‘sir’, as if I’m talking to a knight or some bloody lord!

Twenty minutes in, a bloke pulls up in a van, right in front of me. He takes a couple of plastic boxes out the back and disappears through the alley to the High Street. A bit rude, I thought, but I dragged my stuff three feet to the right so I could just clear the back of his van. He came back awhile later and went off but I stayed where I was. It was a shame about the guitar lesson because I made double the usual amount here and could have done with doing another session somewhere else.

Earnings: £26.00 (+ 1 USA dime)

  3 comments for “Diary Of A Busker Day 572

  1. alex in San Jose
    06/04/2016 at 1:46 AM

    Haha a US dime …. look up on Google images, a US “mercury dime” it’s the old time, 90% silver, with I believe actually Hermes on the heads side but often thought to be Mercury. On the other side is a special treat, the Fasces, yep the symbol of fascism. Aren’t we nice?

    When I was really down and out and inquiring of the public as to the state of their spare change, I had a bit of a “funny money” collection going. Most notable was an actual shekel from Israel. I wish I still had it.

  2. 06/04/2016 at 10:13 AM

    Indeed Alex, I have two bank bags (small ones) of odd currency from all over the world, collected over the past 6 years, and about 15 euros in change, which will go to the ‘holiday fund’ for a short break in Paris in a couple of months.

  3. alex in San Jose
    06/04/2016 at 9:22 PM

    Paris! Well, you’re really doing well aren’t you?

    I was a fool to not bugger out of the States when I was in my 20s, I could have wet-backed it in France or somewhere nice and be a citizen by now.

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