One to the other, in RP accent, slightly shrill, intonation about what you would expect:
"I don't understand; how can you not be passionate about it?"
About what, of course, we will never know.
Also, down New Inn Hall Street two young people collecting money: 'help the deaf in Tanzania'. Amid all the other people protesting and/or collecting (lots of people in Cornmarket protesting about the Israel 'Defence' Wall) these two had picked the least glamorous so I put a pound in their tin. 'Would you like to buy a raffle ticket?' she asked. 'You can have one anyway as you put a pound in.'
'No thanks', I said, 'but you can have another pound'.
So many obscure causes that on the whole no-one gives a fuck about...
Christmas shopping seems to have started already, the Westgate Centre car-park and Oxford seemed distinctly more busy at 10:30 a.m. than normal.