Tuesday, February 2, 2010


Lynne is talking to an unnamed friend who tells her that her husband has trouble remembering names, facts and figures. Lynne tells her that George doesn't seem to have that problem. Meanwhile George is thinking about the name, age and body measurements of a woman walking by him.

Lynne and her friend are standing in front of a hedge. They could be in Lynne's garden but you would think that if Lynne had invited this woman round that she would have also offered her a chair. Looking forward to where George is standing, there is a hedge nearby so they could be just to George's right, talking.

Lynne's friend is genuinely concerned about her husband. She says that he has trouble remembering names, facts and figures which is pretty much everything. If something isn't a name, a fact or a figure then what else is there? This woman's husband must now only deal in hearsay and rumour. What appears to the woman as the onset of Alzheimer's is actually a critical case. This man hasn't long left before he can only remember a selection of letters and sounds.

George is standing outside a travel insurance shop which seems to be the best place to leer at passing women. George sees Sally Smith and knows her age and her body measurements. How is he getting this information? There is no internet and even if there was, unless Sally Smith was a model it is unlikely she would put that sort of information on there. George has got this information from one of three ways. One is that he has been following Ms Smith around and from a series of visits to women's stores he has calculated her measurements from the clothes she has bought. The second is that he has a gifted eye for calculating women's body measurements just from looking at them. The third is that he has got the information from Ms Smith herself by masquerading as a professional photographer and hoodwinking her into revealing the statistics on the promise of a photo shoot. Whatever the explanation, George has far too much time on his hands, and is also quite a sinister man.


  1. "No notice is taken of a little evil, but when it increases it strikes the eye. "

    There is something very, very wrong with George. And, in her heart, Lynne knows it.

    Get out now Lynne!

  2. There is definitely something wrong with this relationship. Look that nasty sneer on Lynne's face. George should be very afraid.

  3. The Boston Strangler started off his criminal career as a character known in the press as The Measuring Man. He would call on women and persuade them to let him take their measurements. He would then assault them. Is this what George has been doing so that he knows the measurements of the (universally well stacked) women of Wimbledon? If so, Lynne needs to go to the police and soon. If it is not the reason, it must surely be something similarly sinister.