I spent an interesting couple of hours in the town centre people watching. All around me everyone was rushing to and fro, either shopping or working, all with serious, determined expressions on their faces. No one really seemed to be enjoying themselves, it was all busy, busy, business. Except, standing quietly and still in the midst of all this rush and seriousness was a man with a walking stick collecting for charity. He too watched all the bustle and hustle around him with an amused and interested expression.