The other day found us enjoying a quiet coffee but we could not help overhearing a group at the next table. They were passing judgement on recent TV programmes. Nothing unusual about that I suppose, because many people must still watch TV and the BBC licence scam is enforced as rigorously as ever.
Yet oddly enough it did seem unusual. The conversation sounded old-fashioned, a reminder that people do not seem to watch as much TV as they did a few decades ago. It used to be a popular source of casual conversation on a par with the weather, but we certainly don't hear it discussed as much as we used to. Folk play with their mobiles instead.