10.4.09

"How to deal with a child having a tantrum in the car park of a petrol station. The options are limited - you can either pick the angry child up - or pick it up. There is probably a hippy injunction somewhere about not invading their personal space in moments of high tension, but when you are haphazardly parked because you only stopped in the first place to poke a cat, and the likelihood of incoming traffic is high because you're in a petrol station, then you pick it up, the angry elf."

from Anti-natal by Zoe Williams.