A Good Omen

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A Good Omen

Post by juggler » 24 Aug 2005, 09:48

Well it's happened to me now! At Tottenham Hale this morning the "Say Hello" Man got on the tube and said "hello" to me :D

For those who don't know this guy has been going round the tube since the bombings wearing a three piece suit, bowler hat and umbrella and has a green band around his hat with the words "Say Hello!" printed on it.

He's obviously a bit touched, poor man, but it's the thought that counts :)

More details and a picture (if memory serves) on Annie Mole's blog

I'm sure that bodes well for tomorrow - perhaps we could have a prize for anyone who spots him and manages to take a photograph??
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Post by tubeguru » 24 Aug 2005, 10:01

Yes, I saw this guy two Saturdays ago on two separate occasions and blogged it somewhere or other.

He's changed the colour of his band as it was red when I saw him.
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Post by geofftech » 24 Aug 2005, 10:07

Er.. his name is Dominic Elder, and i've been talking to him for the past week over email 'cause he's TAKING PART tomorrow! (for some of it) - you should have told him! D'oh!

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Post by tubeguru » 24 Aug 2005, 10:10

You doofus - you never told us that :-)
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Post by Nutteronabus » 24 Aug 2005, 10:13

He's 'taking part for some of it?'

That's hardly a bloody tube challenge, is it?

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Post by PFW » 24 Aug 2005, 10:27

Nutteronabus wrote:He's 'taking part for some of it?'

That's hardly a bloody tube challenge, is it?
There is a small but devoted band of people who are there to help us on the day. Most of them will be in or near Euston all day but Dominic will be out and about to give us some moral support.

Not Tube Challenge, for sure, but just as hard, and without the glory. You try sitting in Euston for 15 hours and then telling everybody back at work what you did on your day off. :wink:

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Post by geofftech » 24 Aug 2005, 10:28

You did know I was emailing him though Neil.

Anyway, yes - he is slighty "touched", and he had reservations about doing the whole thing in his bowler hat, so he's coming out for bits of it ... i.e. he'll go to Euston drop-in centre, wait for someone to pitch up, tag along with them for a bit, then go back to Euston, pitch up with someone else, etc.. etc..

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Post by tubeguru » 24 Aug 2005, 10:31

You emailed me about him, yes. But I don't recall you telling me he was actually goinh to join us.

Maybe he did.

Anyway, since the whole thing's cancelled now, it doesn't matter ........
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Post by geofftech » 24 Aug 2005, 10:33

and you say I'VE got no sense of humour!! ;-)

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Post by Senji » 24 Aug 2005, 11:30

geofftech wrote:he'll go to Euston drop-in centre, wait for someone to pitch up, tag along with them for a bit, then go back to Euston, pitch up with someone else, etc.. etc..
Pity, since I'm absolutely not intending on getting off any trains at Euston at all; it's worse than Camden Town!

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Post by juggler » 24 Aug 2005, 12:00

I might also say, sort of taking back my earlier comment, that given what we are contemplating doing for 19-20 hours tomorrow means that none of us can be right in the head anyway! :lol:
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Post by Annie Mole » 24 Aug 2005, 16:11

He's here

Good publicity anyway even if he's only doing a bit and will certainly make for interesting piccies.
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Post by Fimb » 24 Aug 2005, 17:47

A bad omen..

Just got home, grabbing stuff to leave.. and Hammersmith and City line is down...

Gggggrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr

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