As I was walking home this evening I heard a bike approaching from behind, punctuated by tinny rap music blasting from a mobile phone. I stepped to one side of the pavement to let, most likely, a teenage lad in a hood, pass by. I’ll admit I was surprised when a little girl in a pink cardigan and jeans whizzed past.
But I guess you shouldn’t judge. I actually wore this same outfit for Kate and Rich’s birthday barbecue on Saturday, where Dapper got into conversation with a couple about heavy metal music. They looked bemused enough that this exceedingly well-dressed fella might know anything about metal, but when I casually agreed that System of a Down were, in fact, excellent live musicians – I’d seen them at the Reading festival in 2001 – bemusement quite visibly turned to a split second of disbelief. I guess I don’t quite look the part.
So, let the little girl have her rap music. Even if the language spilling forth was highly inappropriate for a wee one of her delicate years… I’ll try not to judge.