Every Saturday morning my friend Neville Hobson heads off to his local Waitrose to buy some French bread. He tweets about this, as he does about his first cup of tea or coffee the other days of the week. This morning he posted a photo of his shopping trolley and I found myself wondering what other shoppers would think of him taking the photo and posting it on the web. Would they think he’s mad, would they make a sneering comment about more trivia on Twitter?
I love it. I love that it lets me know that Neville is around, that he’s online and contactable. I love the reassuring regularity of it. I love it in the same way you would looking out of your window and seeing the same person walk past each morning.
Sometimes it’s the trivial and unimportant that makes us feel more alive and more human.