I was walking through central London last week on my way to a meeting with a GCSE board. I stopped to buy a ‘Big Issue’ and had a chat with the effusive seller (I have mostly found that ‘Big Issue’ sellers in a city humanise the space around them. Those outside regular society sometimes seem more human than the rest of us, pushing past one another trying to make a deadline).
We swapped names and then he asked me what I was doing. I told him I was a Methodist minister but was in London doing a bit of part time work as a GCSE examiner.
‘You? A minister! No way man! You don’t look like one. You are way too cool!’
I tell you; that made my day….