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Northern delights | Charm and disarm

The power of charm ?only gets you so far, as ?Kevin Poulter discovers

7 March 2013

On a recent trip up to Yorkshire, I listened in to a conversation in a café. Tuning in to my native accent, I watched and listened as an elderly lady, with blatant disregard for the reserved signs all over the table, sat down squarely, unpacked her belongings and started sipping her tea.

Despite having clearly established herself for the night, one of the staff came over, pointed out that the table had been reserved and asked her to move to another space. Harrumphing with evident displeasure, she collected together her things, balanced a pot of tea on top and wandered off in search of a new home.

A few minutes later, she returned from her circuit of the café and sat back down, in the same seat. Aware that she had raised a few eyebrows, she declared to the lady sat next to me that she had a trick up her sleeve. She had pointed out that no one was waiting for the table, appreciated t...

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