Found Words – Geoff Dyer

When this happened to me at Iffley, I kicked them right back off the court (but read the whole thing):

“For example. I pay a considerable sum of money to play indoors at Islington Tennis Centre. Eighty percent of the time, the next people to play indicate that your time is up by unzipping their racket covers and strolling on court, without saying a word, without a smile, without acknowledging your existence except as an impediment. In America that would be not just unacceptable but inconceivable.”

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