Sunday 5th October 2008
I did it.
I phoned the first number.
My heart was wrapped in an elastic band.
087… The number did not work.
Of course, it was Ireland, so + 353 087…
Still no response.
I tried 00353, and nothing.
All that I can conclude is that the person who left their number in the Turk’s Head in Dublin did not want to be contacted.
I had fallen again at the first hurdle.
Undeterred, I phoned the second number:
Me: Hi, is that Natasha?
Me: Hello, I found your number in a book shop on Oxford Street.
The conversation went from there. Natasha is a student from St Vincent and the Grenadines. She was so excited to hear from me. I asked her to send me an e-mail about why her number was left on a sideboard in a book shop in London.
Let’s see what happens.