Will this be a Black Friday, with the markets plummeting still further and investor panic spreading, or will the muppets work out that quoted firms are still pretty resilient (with the exception of the banks) and claw a point or two back on the scale, only to repeat the panic next week? Will Greece finally go 'pop' and end the suspense? Will the Eurozone 17 still crouch with eyes closed and fingers in their ears going 'nahnahnah'? Will China's manufacturing sector implode? Waiting for the global financial denouement is getting more wearing and fatiguing than the thing itself.
In the City at 6pm yesterday though you wouldn't know there's a war on. The pavements outside the pubs were packed six deep in the warm September dusk, the glass and chrome ground floor shops blazed with smug wealth and the gold leaf on the old signs gleamed warmly; late shift sweepers brushed the spotless streets with not a vacant lot in sight and only the sounds of the bottle-skips receiving another tipped bar-skep was audible above the late traffic.
Funny old world.