I've just started reading Joe Moran's "Queuing for Beginners" -a wonderful exegesis of the little aspects of everyday British life that we all take for granted.
For an dislocated Kiwi planner such as myself, it offers a great deal of wonderful insight into the daily rituals which underpin so much of what happens here. (Actually, it's probably even more useful for born-and-bred Brits, as it should force you to examine the things which may otherwise be dismissed as insignificant).
The other thing which drew me in is that Mr Moran shares my passion for a great quote, and this lovely observation opens the introductory chapter:
Regular readers will know that I'm a fan of a bit of ethnography now and again (or, to put it another way, I'm quite nosey and enjoy eavesdropping on strangers) and this quote really nails it.
More getting out, less supposition and conjecture. Yes, hypothesising is good, but you've got to venture into the real world to try to validate your suspicions.
photo: eschipul (usual conditions apply...)