Evidence that you need to know one Albert from another
I'm going to Cornwall tomorrow. I've booked my taxi to Leamington Station. 'What's the address?' the taxi office said when I rang. 'Albert Street. Leamington,' I said. 'Okay.' I could hear him scribbling. 'Not Albert Street, Warwick.' 'Ah,' he said. I think he knew why I was making sure. Warwick is the town closest to Leamington and there being two Albert Streets can cause confusion. Albert Street, Warwick, sometimes gets our takeaways, and we get theirs. 'Pizza for 8?' says the delivery driver. 'Sure,' I say. 'We'll take it. Please tell the people in Albert Street, Warwick, that we're very grateful. We've just eaten shepherds pie and broccoli but we're bound to be peckish later.' That's when they get suspicious and clutch the pizza boxes to their chests. We've had taxis turn up to collect people from Albert Street, Warwick. 'Where were they going?' I ask.