I thought that in the last couple of years living in Guildford that I had finally escaped this pandemic taking over the country, but I've just nipped into town for something quick to eat to find North Street invaded by a whole gang of the fuckers.
In the pasty shop they were pissing around shouting to each other as though no-one else was there and bullying the staff in the shop too - "Not that steak slice, this one... No, the other one." as if it makes a difference. To be fair, the staff took it well and eventually the manager (I presume) firmly asked them to quiet down or they'd be kicked out. They didn't argue then, so at least they're not quite as bad as the affliction in the country's larger cities, but still fucking annoying.
I then headed outside after making my purchase and they're all hanging around at the bottom of the street shouting away, throwing their food at each other (and passers by) and making complete cunts of themselves.
Of course, they're probably just trying to get their trophy ASBOs.
I've managed to stumble across a 100% guaranteed way to become invisible. You simply get on a bicycle and try to travel around Guildford.
I've lost count of the number of times some pedestrian or driver has pulled out in front of me because they haven't seen me. I have to rely on anticipating what others are about to do to avoid being in an accident.
Yes, bicycles are (nearly) silent, but that's no excuse for not bothering to look before pulling out or stepping onto the road. I see a lot of cyclists around Guildford, so it's hardly a new fangled thing no-one has ever seen before.