Wednesday, 2 November 2011

The Demo - 'Sack To The Future'

After 100 posts and a year of writing, the demo version of The Trolley Pushers has been created. Filmed in October 2011 and performed by members and ex-members of Bolton Little Theatre, the demo is called 'Sack To The Future', partly taken from the post of the same name. Hope you enjoy it. If so, tell a friend. If not, tell an enemy.

Tuesday, 28 June 2011

I Love To Lie At Weddings (Part Two)

Your wedding day is supposed to be the proudest, happiest day of your life. If we are to believe what those films and TV shows tell us, you’re supposed to have a medley of emotions and thoughts. Nervousness. Apprehention, that’s a big one. Excitement. Nauseousness. Then more excitement. You must be knackered after it all, to be honest. Greeting all the people and thanking them for coming, pretending you know who they are even though they’re probably a second cousin you met once when you were drunk. Remembering all the speeches and plans for the day. On top of that, you’re committing yourself to one person for the rest of your life. It must be exhausting. But at the same time it must the most amazing feeling in the world. So far, Alex and encountered three emotions that aren’t on the wedding emotion etinery. Fear. Pressure and Drunkenness. That’s not wedding day material. John, Fran’s Dad, had terrified him into marrying her. I’m sure he meant to be warm and pleasant, welcoming him into the family with a slight warning of how to be a man. But to Alex it felt like so much more and after two bottles of beer and three Jack and cokes, another emotion entered his mind. Utter confusion.

‘What the hell am I doing?’ I stuttered.
‘You’re getting married.’ Steve replied.

At least I think he said that. Steve was slumped over the bar next to Alex, his head in his arms.

‘Because you love her...probably.’
‘I do. She’s great. She’s....’

Alex spluttered and began to blubber, whining like a little girl.

‘Alex.’ I tried, peering past Steve on the next stool. ‘Sort yourself out. Go and welcome your guests.’
‘Yeah, Alex.’ Steve lifted his head. ‘I’m the one with the girl problems. Mary’s pissed off at me.’
‘Well, you’re not alone.’ I said softly.

Alex and Steve peered over to me.

‘Allison ‘s mad at me too. I lied to her. I don’t work at the museum. Not done for awhile.’
‘Why not?’
‘Bernard was ill. He couldn’t hire me. Then Allison handed in my notice.’
‘Fuck.’ Steve sighed. ‘Did you tell Allison about Bernard?’
‘I tried. She’s still mad because I lied.’
‘Fuck.’ He repeated.
‘Well, guys...’

 Alex put his drink down and picked up his tie. Wiped his mouth and looked at us both.

‘If you two can mess us your relationships so bad. Over the most stupid of things. Steve...she’s haivng your baby. Take responsibility. If you lose your job...get another one. And for God’s sake stop taking the piss telling everyone you used to be roadie. Your Mum told us you were a truck driver last year.’
‘Hang on.’ Steve perked up.
‘Leave it, Steve.’ I stopped him.
‘And Dylan...’ Alex looked at me. ‘How you managed to get the love of your life to get you sacked...i’ll never know. And how you managed to keep her from the fact that you weren’t working...again...I’ll never know.’
‘Me neither.’ I shrugged.
‘But if you two can do that.' Alex rose to his feet. 'I can provide for Fran.’
‘Good lad!’
‘I’ll see you at the church.’ He said proudly.

Me and Steve watched him pace out of the room. He turned swiftly to the right before he got to the door.

‘Need a piss first!’

The church ceremony was in a lovely little church beside the park. We sat on Alex’s side, obviously. With Mary and Allison sat a few rows down from Steve and I. It’s easy to know when women are mad at you, they simply cut off all knowledge and eye contact. It’s different with men, you either get a foul mouthed text message or a kick in the bollocks. Girls are far more subtle.

‘How can I make it up to her?’ Steve whispered to me.
‘I don’t know. I’ve got my own problems.’
‘It’s easy for you.’ Steve scoffed. ‘You two are young. You both can find someone else. Us two...after forty you’re either alone our it’s Singles Nights.’
‘Good point’

The ceremony rolled on quite swiftly. Fran was wheeled down the aisle by her father John. John looked exactly like I presumed he would. A round, grizzly faced man who looked as if he’s grown up on a farm. Rosy red cheeks and a smart suit that looked like he was more suited to a lumberjack shirt than a waistcoat. Alex had managed to sober up. The fresh air outside the pub did wonders and the 4 pints of water supplied by Jake sealed the deal. It was a lovely ceremony. Up until everyone heard a ringtone to a mobile phone. It sounded like it was coming from behind me, but as the volume increased I felt the vibritions in my jacket pocket. Oh. Shit. Every single person in that church was praying it wasn’t their phone and it was mine. Of all the people invited to this wedding and it was my phone to ring. Brothers. Sons. Next door neighbours. Old university friends. And it was my phone that rang.

A hot flush of panic splashed over me like a bucket of water. I dove into my pocket and ripped out my phone, press the flashing red button to ignore it. What I couldn’t ignore was my red face and a church full of staring eyes. Even Allison was staring at me and she sworn off all contact. I didn’t recognise the number when it flashed up on the screen. It wasn’t in my phonebook. It wasn’t one of those scary Unknown Numbers. Just a phone number.

At the end of the ceremony we all clapped and smiled and took pictures. Alex looked so proud, holding Fran’s hand as they headed towards the door. It was such a lovely moment. Not lovely enough for me to throw the confetti and ignore another phone call, obviously.

‘Hello, Dylan?’
‘This is Bernard.’

Bernard. It was like I was talking to the dead. Bernard wasn’t dead, I know. But for all I know he could have been. His wife last spoke to me months ago and said he wasn’t well. Now he’s ringing me. The dead don’t ring people.

‘Bernard...Hey!’ I said, trying to block out the cheering from outside the church.
‘Yes, sorry for the huge delay.’
‘Oh, It’s OK. Your wife said you were Ill.’
‘Yes, I’m still not one hundred percent...’

What a great time to ring me and tell me he’s still not well and still cannot hire me. At a wedding of all places!

‘...but I’m back at the museum...only part-time, you understand.’

I did.

‘But I’ve kept you in mind. I want you to come in on Monday and fill in the gaps, as it were.’

Oh, Bernard. His lovely, deep, middle-class voice was warming my bones.

‘What do you mean?’
‘Be my right-hand-man, for want of a better phrase.’
‘We can meet up Monday and sort things out. We think we need a fresh touch to the place.’
‘So what do you say?’

I films, this is were the main character turns down the offer. Worldwind of excitement ensues. Maybe some music plays. But so far, nothing has gone like a film.

‘I say yes. Of course i say yes.’

The wedding meal was at the same place where I had my 18th birthday party, above a library in town. The hall was decorated beautifully with huge white flowers in each corner. Tables were set out like how you would imagine a normal wedding reception to look like. White tables with party favours, bits of glitter and balloons everywhere. Just enough for every small child in a tuxedo to inhale a weeks worth of helium into their lungs. Jake dazzled us all with his speech, with every laugh i’d turn to Allison and expect a rye smile and a glance over, but I got nothing. She wanted to get through the day. I’m pretty sure Steve was doing the same thing but it must have been tough, looking for Mary across three tables. Mary hadn’t even sat next to Steve, making Allisons anger seem tiny and irrational and mediocre, leaving Mary sat next to a fat grandmother with bad ankles.

‘...and I can safely say that Alex is the man for Fran.’ Jake finally announced, a glass of champagne in hand. ‘He’s warm. Kind. Thoughtful. And always gets the drinks in at the bar!’

Cue the small round of appoving applause. He’d kept it clean. No filth. Just annecdones of drunkenness and gentle ribbings. Fresh from a Google search.

‘To the bride and groom!’ 

Jake raised his glass and everyone followed along. We all clapped and cheered and smiled warmly at Fran and Alex. But as the applause died down, more clinking whirred around the room. At first I thought it was coming from behind me, but as the clinking got louder I realised it was coming from my table. I turned and realised Steve was on his feet. A spoon and glass in hand.

‘Excuse me everyone....’ He said, clearing his throat.

Oh no, we’d already managed to interupt the ceremony with my ringing phone but Steve was taking it too far. I couldn’t help my ringing phone. Granted I could have put it on silent, but still, Steve was purposely interupting!

‘Can I just say...I spent a few hours with Alex before the wedding and...actually a few years with him at work. I feel that I know him pretty well. But before the wedding he was afriad...’

Everyone looked confused. Fran looked annoyed. Alex looked terrified. Even Steve didn’t look completly sure what he was doing.

‘He was afriad of what would happen. It’s a big thing. And it comes with pressure. He was scared that he wouldn’t provide for Fran. He was scared he wouldn’t be able to look after her as a husband. But what I will that we’re all human. We all make mistakes...’

A few people nodded. Alex looked over to Fran lovingly. Now Steve was peering over to Mary.

‘But a couple is a team. They should be honest about their hopes...their fears and their dreams. And should be sorry when they’re sorry. Because that’s what a team does. They stick together....’

He finally looked back to the couple.

‘And that’s excactly what they’ll do.’

A few seconds elapsed before the first clap sounded. The round of claps slowly evolved into a huge, almost ear splitting applause with a kiss from the happy couple. Everyone looked made up. Even Mary.

An hour later we were all tucking into our main course. Allison hadn’t spoken a word me in all that and it felt like a decade had passed.

‘You still mad at me?’ I said timidly.

Stupid question.

‘What do you think?’ 
‘I don’t know.’
‘You don’t know?’

Girls just ask questions when they’re angry, that’s what I’ve learned.

‘I’m sorry. I didn’t want to let you down...’
‘And you let me hand in your notice! How embarrassing.’ 

She slammed his hand down on the table, making the faces around us look up.

‘I know...but Bernard rang me...’
‘There probably isn’t a Bernard, is there!?’

That’s what I thought this morning.

‘Yes! He rang! And...’
‘Forget it, Dylan.’ 

Allison pushed her chair back and left the room. To the toilets, probably. She left her purse so I knew she hadn’t fully left. I should solve crimes. I needed to prove to her that Bernard was real and so was my job. I had a plan. My plan needed my phone.

At the bar, Steve bought me and Alex a drink.

‘Congrats, mate.’ Steve patted him on the shoulder.
‘Cheers, and that speech! Wow...’
‘I know. It was brilliant.’ I nodded.
‘You should have been my best man!’ 

Steve blushed. Alex sipped his beer. I got a tap on the shoulder. It was Allison. Holding her phone.

‘Bernard just rang me.’
‘Oh...’ I said, pretending to be shocked.

There was a second of silence filled by the DJ introducing Kool and The Gang, I thought of something to say. But before I could think of something she leant forward and kissed me.

Maybe things do end like the films.

The End.

I Love To Lie At Weddings (Part One)

Fran's Dad's pub was a cosy little haunt, nestled by the mouth of a nearby wilderness. It's long gravelled drive split off in several directions. One would lead you to a disused farm, another to a park where teenagers usually hang out to burn things and the third was to the pub. Steve found it no problem, after giving up on his sat nav after a forty minute drive.

'Got it off my mate down the market.' He sighed.
'The man who wears pyjamas?'

His choice of clothing didn't give Steve any indication that what he'd bought was shit and of no use what so ever. I found out as soon as me and Allison squeezed into the back seat of his Skoda, right around the time the sat nav blurted out directions in Korean.

'I'll take it back to him. He'll sort it.'
'The man can't dress himself.' Mary scoffed. 'How the hell can he fix a sat nav?'
'We're here!' Allison interrupted.

We pulled up outside the pub. Stood outside were a few people, all smiling warmly whilst sipping soft drinks. Fran had arranged this special meet and greet before the ceremony for both families to chat and get ready for the day. The four of us were greeted by a few familiar faces at the door. Jake was the first to do a round of handshakes and greetings, introducing and re-introducing us to Alex's brother Duncan, cousin Jim and a few aunties and uncles of the bride.

'All right, Steve. You sobered up, yet?' Jake giggled.
'Yeah, just about. Good night, wasn't it.'

We were told to go inside and order anything we wanted and Fran's Dad was paying for it. Inside the foyer the fresh air hit us, shaded from the clear day outside. Largely framed pictures of old men stared seriously at us from each wall, with aged glass cabinets stood beside them, displaying trophies for bowling, darts, dominoes, snooker, women's snooker, pool, cards and rugby. Through the first room was the games room. It wasn't a shock to see considering the amount of games they'd won. But what was a little odd was the size of the pub from the inside. From the outside it seemed like a vintage, grand old man's kind of pub. Maybe one with a beer garden or a separate restaurant area. But inside it was tiny. With low ceilings and wood panelled walls showing off more medals and certificates. From the foyer you could see the pub formed a complete circle, moving from room to room in order to form it.

In the centre was the bar, itself a smaller circle. It was as if the pub had won so many dart's competitions in it's lifetime that the whole building had formed into a huge dartboard. All that was needed was a giant tomatoe in the middle to make a bullseye.

The bar appeared custom built for old barfly's and lonely hairy men. That stale stench of aged ale and the slight scent of cigarette smoke still lingered on the nostrils long after the ban. But instead of the usual clientèle, the bar was propped up by Alex. His gold and black suit matched Jake's but Alex's seemed like it had been worn for a week or so. His shirt was untucked, his tie was on the bar next to his half finished bottle of Budweiser. It looked like the bar was propping him up, slouched over it on a bar stool in the corner. Mary, Allison, Steve and I approached him from behind. The inevitable 'wedding chime' da dum da dum's greeting him.

'Leave it out, guys.' He sighed.
'Come on, Alex.' Mary patted him on the back. 'Big day!'
'Yeah.' He replied, sipping his bottle.
'How many have you had?'
'I don't know...four...five.'
'Jesus.' Steve sat down next to him. 'I've heard of Dutch Courage, mate but this is more like Dutch...'

The four of us glanced at him as we heard the cog's whir around in Steve's brain, desperately searching for another word.


We all angled our heads and accepted it.

'Well, I need it.' Alex sighed again. 'I've just had that talk with John.'
'Who's John?' We all asked.
'Fran's dad.'

He looked like a John. Big John.

'What talk?'
'The talk!You know...providing for his daughter. Protecting her. There's so much pressure.'
'I know but you'll handle it.' Allison tried.
'Yeah...' Mary rubbed his back.
'Yeah, but what if I don't?' He finally turned around to all of us. 'What if I can't provide for Fran? Anything could happen and it's all up to me!'
'It'll be fine.' I said generically, hoping it wouldn't be challenged.
'But what if it won't!'
'Alex, Alex.' Mary said warmly, nudging Steve out of his stool. 'This is a classic case of cold feet. It's perfectly normal to be worried but are a team. You and Fran are great together and whatever happen's you'll work it out.'
'I suppose.' Alex shrugged.

The barman interrupted Mary's flow.

'Same again?'
'No.' Alex said. 'I'll have Jack Daniels and coke.'
'On the rocks?' 
'...Yeah...' Alex narrowed his eyes. 'Can I have it with ice, too?'

Now the barman looked confused.

'Can I get two pints of bitter, mate?' Steve asked the barman. 'What are you guys having?'
'Steve, you're having two pints?'
'What? John's paying!'

We all sipped our drinks in the empty pub. The sunlight was streaming in through the large windows, more  friends and family that were arriving were casting shadows into the room.

'Thanks, guys.' Alex smiled softly. 'It just shocked me, that's all. I mean, what if I lose my job? What will happen to the flat?'
'You'll get another job.' Mary said.
'Fran will pay for it.' Steve said at the same time.
'What?' Mary asked Steve.
'What?' Allison asked Steve.
'...What?' Steve asked us all.

It was like a cowboy stand off. Except it was in an old pub in England.

'What if she can't?' Mary asked Steve, staring him down.
'She'll have to.' Steve shrugged.
'She can't do it on her own.' Mary protested.
'Doesn't matter.' 
'Guys...' Alex tried to gain a grip of the conversation.
'Not now, Alex.' Mary cut him off. 'Is this how you see a relationship? Is this how you see our relationship? What if you loose your job? Do you expect me to take care of you with a baby on the way?!'
'Well, no...but...' Steve started to sweat.
'But what?' Mary snapped.

Mary leapt off the stool and grabbed her handbag.

'I can't believe you think like this...'

I looked at Steve. Allison looked at me. Mary stormed off and Alex ordered another drink.

Me and Allison decided to leave Steve and Alex in the bar with their drinks and head outside to mingle. I never normally enjoy mingling at special occasions but I didn't know many people here and with Allison, I had my own back up for when mingling died out. There was no sign of Mary in the huddle of well dressed friends and family, all sipping and chatting in the sunlight. But we did see Sharon, a few yards away from everyone else enjoying one of her long cigarettes.

'Morning, Sharon.'
'Ah, Dylan. Allison. Good to see you here.' She attempted to smile. 'How was your last shift?'
'I got pissed on by rain and threw a rude woman's shopping away.'

...What? She's not my boss any more.

'Lovely.' She ignored it, popping her lighter back in her handbag.
'He's better off at the museum.' Allison rubbed my arm.
'Really? I thought you said you don't work there.'
'What?' Allison asked me.
'What?' I asked Sharon.
'What?' Sharon asked us both.

Oh fuck. I completely forgot I'd told Sharon I wasn't working at the museum. All the panic and desperation of getting out of that office...and keeping Allison away from the truth. It completely slipped my mind.

'You said...' Sharon stared at me. 'In my office. You're not at the museum.'
'Is that true?' Allison turned to me.
'Well...' I put my hands in my pocket and looked away. 'I've not been for awhile...'
'You went on said.'

I cleared my throat.

'When did you last go?'
'Erm...what day are we on now? Erm....May...sometime.'

Allison put her head back and glared at me. It felt like slow motion. She made a click sound from her throat, tutted violently and stamped away from me. All I could do was leer at Sharon. She just lit another cigarette.

Brilliant. A pissed up groom and two angry girlfriends. And it was only 11am.

End of part one.

Sunday, 19 June 2011

No Rain, No Gain

'Is this a joke, Dylan? Because I don't get it.'

 Tommy and Steve where huddled around me, Tommy's bushy ginger eyebrows were planted firmly just above his eyes and Steve looked as if a Black Sabbath reunion tour had just been cancelled.

'No, it's no joke. Today is my last day.' I said slowly.
'He's lying.' Steve hissed. 'Like when you said you saw that couple having sex in a car.'
'It happened!' Tommy protested. 'Right outside PC World! I would have filmed it if I had my phone on me!'
'Dylan, why should be believe you?'
'Well, you don't have to.' I shrugged. 'I'm at the museum now.'
'Museum?' They both stared at me.
'Yeah, I mention it every shift, lads. You don't the a blind bit of bloody notice, do you?'
'No, I know.' Steve nodded. 'The museum, of course...'
I stared him down.
'Do we have a museum around here?' Steve asked, gazing at Tommy.

I didn't blame him really. I did mention the museum but it wasn't all the time. Plus I've not been there for a while so I didn't expect anyone to ask. Today was my last shift as a trolley pusher. Five years coming to an abrupt end thanks to a small sense of panic in Sharon's office. It hadn't yet hit me properly, but sooner or later I'd have to deal with the fact that I had no job. Not even a part-time, extra-cash-in-hand odd job kind of job. Just no job. My cousin has three jobs and still manages to go to college. Surely he could give one of those to me. Some people are just greedy. Still, as least my co-workers will miss me.

'We'll have to start looking for your replacement.' Steve smiled.
'Yeah, let's get a bird.' Tommy grinned.
'Yeah, or a gamer.'

 Well, I can see the advert now: XBOX BIRD WANTED

I met up with Allison for my last dinner with her. It was quite a strange feeling, to be honest. This girl had single-handedly ended my career at the supermarket, leaving me a desperate, pennyless former student. Yet when we sat down together in the canteen I was pleased to see her.
Oh shit. Is this love? I love her? Suddenly I felt like Hugh Grant in one of his films. A bumbling idiot.
'So...last day!' She giggled.
I don't know what she was so excited about. I'm not going to see her much anymore. Hang on, maybe shge wants rid of me...Yeah, she was the one who wrote and handed in my resignation. Maybe this is all a massive plan to get rid of me. I wouldn't be surprised if it was all being filmed for Channel 4, one of those documentaries where they poke and prod people until the cry or lunge out at someone. I felt myself getting angry. Oh God, the moment I realise I might be in the love with someone and I want to kill them at the same time. Fucking brilliant.

'I know. The lads are gutted.'
'Steve said he's already suggested three replacements to Sharon.'
'All girls names?' I asked.
'Thought so.'
I needed to change to subject.
'Excited about the wedding?'
'Yeah, should be a great day.'
'We're all meeting up at Fran's Dad's pub beforehand. For a bit of a drink.' I said, piercing a chip with my fork.
'Cool, what are we getting them for a gift?'
'Alex just said they want the, a fiver?'
'Well...' I shrugged and smiled.
'Give him a fiver and ask for change!'
I might hate her, but God she could make me laugh.
I had twenty minutes left when Steve ushered me over to his car. He was leaning over the bonnet, writing furiously on his photocopied rota sheet.
'Dylan, can you stay an extra hour today? Tommy has to go home. Too many Lucozade’s I think.’
‘Not again.’
‘I know. I knew that eight one wouldn't go down well. He’ll be shitting for weeks.’

What a lovely thought.
‘So, can you?’ Steve asked, raising his eyebrows at me. 'One hour?’

I shrugged and accepted. I might as well take all the overtime I can get, no matter how short.

‘Cool, well. I’m off.’
‘What? You've got an hour left too!’
‘Well, it’s dead out here, mate.’ He said, putting his coat on. ‘Plus, you’re here now.’

Five years of working with an idiot and now the idiot fools me. Well played. Ten minutes later I was on my own, pushing damp, rusting trolleys through the sideways rain. My hood was screwed tightly around my face, making me look like Kenny from South Park.  The walkie talkie bussed and hissed to life, a girls voice asking me to come and help a colleague at the tills. Inside? My pleasure.
I squelched my way down the back of the checkouts, a line of bleeps and beeps coming from the tills as I made my way to the end. The way the girl on the walkie talkie described it, it seemed as if I was needed to help an old lady, maybe with a shopping cart or a wheelchair. But instead of finding a wrinkly old woman with fat ankles and angina I was met by quite a tall woman in her late fifties. Her scent struck me first, that sweet, sickly smell of talcum powder and expensive perfume. Her dark leatherly skin made her looked aged, with a long furry coat that covered her knees. At first I thought she needed help with her trolley, most people often do. With all the cat food and crates of beer families buy. But all she had was a small trolley's worth of groceries.
‘Someone called for me?’ I chirped.
The was no reply, just a suble point in the trolley's direction that came from the woman. A split second later she was gone, clicking her way out of the store with shiny shoes. OK, she needed help…maybe she was deaf…or blind…she was wearing dark sunglasses. Or even dumb? Deaf, blind and dumb? Do people have that nowadays? I followed her as quick as my soggy boots could carry me, dodging my way past wet floor signs and toddlers holding toys. I got to foyer in time to wipe my boots on the bit of carpet but she took the lead again, bounding out into the rain ahead of me.
 In the car park she caused a scene, slicing though the traffic without a single glance of motion of apology. It was left to me, rushing behind her with soggy boots and a trolley full of groceries, holding my hand up to the angry man in the astra who had to slam on the breaks for her. He wasn’t happy. Neither was his pregnant wife in the passenger seat. I rushed down the row of cars where I saw her last but I couldn’t see her. I couldn’t really see anything. I had been moving so fast my coat hood had nearly swallowed my whole face and the rain was beginning to cause hazeyness in the air.
I searched the cars for a sign of the woman. What car would she drive? Knowing her she’d probably have a driver or some sort of taxi. I know she was deaf, blind and dumb but fucking hell she could run fast! A few cars down I noticed quite a large silver one. I wouldn’t ordinarily notice it but this one has it’s boot wide open. I looked around for an owner but everyone around was either in the store of huddled in trolley bays. I circled the car, from left to right, slowly noticing someone sat in the front seat. Did they know they had their boot open? It’s a bit stupid in this weather. I recognised the coat…a long furry coat. It was her. She wasn’t deaf, blind or dumb. She was rude. Really, really rude. She’d ushered me in to push her trolley and escaped to her overpriced car for shelter. Not a word. Again, just a point in the vague direction of the boot. Rude. Really fucking rude. I was angry. And if my hood wasn’t covering most of my face and you were there that day, you’d have seem me angry. Because that’s what I was. Oh, if this was my last day I would…Hang on…this is my last day.
I looked at her, gradually panicing at the thought of wet apples and cheese. I slowly emptied the content of each plastic bag, taking out pints of milk and curry packs one at a time. I gazed into her eyes. She had no choice but to look at mine. It was the only thing she could see that wasn’t clothing. I turned slowly and pushed the trolley with one swift motion, releasing the caged groceries into the wild that was the sloped car park. All those years of pushing trolleys up that slope. All the tension erased by one quick push. You should have seen her face.

That was my last day working as a trolley pusher. The woman complained to Sharon, unable to describe the trolley pusher as he had a partially covered face. All Sharon had to do was to look at that days rota and the who was on at the time. Steve.