1. Arriving very early for a job interview, I go over the road for a coffee. A former colleague, his wife and baby are at the next table. We chat; the baby and I make faces at each other. When it's interview time, I find my nerves have settled.
2. Minutes after I get home, the sky darkens and it starts to rain once more, this time so hard that the sound is just one angry hiss.
3. Linda shows us the opening of Death and the Maiden and then doesn't know when to stop the tape because we are all riveted.