I was trapped in my flat, this morning, as the Toronto Marathon went past the end of my road and effectively cut me off from getting to the shops (there is only one way out of my road). So after finally getting up (like dragging myself out of a pit of tar, this morning) I looked out my window to see lots of cones, and even more people running.
Arses, I thought. I'm trapped.
I checked the website for the route to confirm that I was actually scuppered for getting my car out, and settled down for some time wasting and other pointless shenanigans. Since my holiday, I have been utterly without motivation. Nothing, oddly, seems as much fun as pootling around Beautiful lakes, with good company on a Houseboat and getting utterly bowled over by scenery, sunrises, sunsets and generally being utterly relaxed. So I've pretty much been a little grouchy since then, as four days was patently about 5 years too short for the natural and downright proper duration for doing something as enjoyable as that.
Anyway. To the point. I wandered over to the kitchen window to see if the bloody runners were all finished so I could go and get myself some food, and overheard a rather non-marathon-y exchange:
1st male runner: "But why would he do that?"
Female runner (with 1st male): "I dunno."
1st male runner: "Surely you know why?"
F: "Maybe he's just (turns head to shout back) AN ARSEHOLE!"
2nd male runner (12 feet behind these two, and running alone): "Whatever, lady"
Female: "Yeah, you're just A FUCKING ARSEHOLE"
2nd Male: "Whatever."
Female "You're just a fucking kook!!!"
2nd Male "If you say so... (mutters)stupid bitch"
Female "I HEARD THAT!!!"
(1st male is heard making placating noises as they fade out of earshot)
They passed too quickly for me to get any idea at all what they were talking about. Although I can't help thinking that the grumpy sounding cow would have finished the marathon about an hour earlier if she had put as much effort into running as she did arguing.
Ho hum. I have been shopping, and I am cooking a great big roast dinner tonight. Hurrah!