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May 3, 2002
Vincent has lived in London all his life but is nevertheless astounded to read that the city is home to over seven million people. This evening he saw a middle-aged man dressed in a pin-striped suit, a bowler hat, diving goggles and a pair of flippers holding an open pink umbrella over his head walking towards oncoming traffic in the middle of a major road. Nobody else seemed to notice anything unusual. Vincent, turns over in bed, switches off the lamp and wonders how many other Londoners are resisting the daily urge to parade unnoticed in their flippers and goggles.