Tag Archives: £5

A canteen cheat confesses (Rousse)

The red-haired man in the queue behind us wore a pale turquoise cotton jumper and a sly look. I glanced down at his feet just as he shoved a 50p piece under the counter with his right toe. It was … Continue reading

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A glug jug bargain (Rousse)

I saw the green and mustard yellow glug jug and made a grab for it. “How much is this?” I asked. “£18.” “It’s a bit chipped. Please could I give you £5?” “OK.” The woman next to me cast an … Continue reading

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Madonna advises against A list celebrity friendships (Rousse)

The Indian manager of the charity shop had fallen in love with me. He begged for a date, offering to pay for both the coffee and my time with him in the cafe at the rate of £5 an hour. … Continue reading

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Rousse reveals a mean streak

J was surrounded by a mess of papers and five pound notes. On closer inspection I discovered that the papers were newspaper cuttings about all her former triumphs, and it dawned on me that what she was doing was waiting … Continue reading

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