Who Is That Man – Which One? Just Jan.
Hello again, Dear Friends – my mysterious gentleman caller appears to have caught the imagination of several of you. As far I am aware there are two contenders for the title – although at this stage you are only aware of one.
The other person in question is the manager of this establishment. He is somewhat younger, so probably in his forties. He is always charming, but I don’t entirely trust him. He walks around very quietly, and appears behind people without any warning. If I were to suggest that he is a suspicious character, I’m sure you know what I mean.
I happened upon him yesterday and he was none too pleased to see me. He had been in conversation with a younger lady – now I’m not sure whether she lives here. I don’t think she does as she certainly appears to be younger than sixty, which is the minimum age for sheltered accommodation. That’s an interesting thought – Sheltered Accommodation – who is being sheltered – and from whom? Something to ponder on!
Sorry, I wandered away from the point again. The manager whose name is Mr Roach seems to have a constant stream of visitors. On more than one occasion he has received a large envelope of the brown variety. He looks inside it very quickly and then secretes it in his inside sports jacket pocket. When I receive brown envelopes they always contain bills – his don’t! There is definitely more to Mr R than meets the eye and I intend to discover what is going on.
Just for the moment I would like to return to my elderly gentleman. I don’t know whether you remember Leslie Phillips from the Carry On films (Carry On Teacher and Carry On Nurse to name but two) and various other television programmes. There is also Michael Caine who starred in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels and a plethora of other films. My aging neighbour appears to be a charming combination of those two fine actors. Mr S has a twinkle in his eye and I have now noticed him chatting to other members within our happy community.
He has an endearing smile on his face, but always seems to be on the move as if he is concerned about becoming rooted to the spot. I am a little worried as to whether he has some dealings with Mr R which are, perhaps, a little dubious in nature. However, these things take time to establish and I’m only just beginning to know these characters – and at this stage it’s only on a superficial level.
I’ve been watching out of my window quite a lot over the past few days and I’m surprised just how many folk wander in and out of this building. Of course, it’s quite a little community, but how many people actually have a reason to be here? I’m not specifying anything at this time, but a large proportion of visitors seem to enter via a side door and not through the official entry system. Perhaps I’m being melodramatic and every person has a legitimate reason for their visit – we’ll need to wait and see. I certainly will be watching closely.
I’m not sure whether this post has helped you at all. I’m probably more confused – but that isn’t unusual. For now I’ll close and say – As Always –
With Love – Jan xx