7: Compulsive expression

Ejecting waste material takes precedence over people leaving and entering

Compulsive expression: An irresistible urge, against
one’s conscious wishes … to make known one’s thoughts
or feelings, to manifest emotions

(main entrance is on the right, while the blue doors are only for refuse; Caledonian Road estate)

(A comic prelude for this is evident in Martin Pugh’s We Danced All Night, a glass-half-full history of the 1930s: “Between the wars,” he writes, “Britain was a society obsessed with its bowels.” The noted doctor Sir Arbuthnot Lane, he cites, insisted on a daily motion from his patients. If they failed, he prescribed paraffin as a bowel lubricant before “removing the entire organ”.)