Now THAT was a shock

There’s a blue shipping container outside the Hall of Residence, and I’d assumed it’d been there forever, in the manner of shipping containers. (Come on, how many of them do you see just sitting on waste ground year after year?)

But today, it was open, and a gaggle of Chinese students were extracting their possessions from it. Trouble is, I was walking by at the wrong angle, and all I could see was a procession of Chinese people apparently emerging from it carrying boxes. Obviously the thought crossed my mind – momentarily – that the container had been full of illegal immigrants who were only now being released.

It was quite a shock. But I contained myself (groan.)