Would-be novelists are often advised to keep their ears open for snippets of interesting dialogue. They are encouraged to eavesdrop in streets and cafes.
I decided to give it a try just the other day as I was waiting to cross the road.
A workman in a hi-vis safety vest said Well, I’ve ‘ad to step back a bit since mother died. But I’ll give him to Thursday. Then I’m going to go round and kill him.
Maybe it would be safer if I took up stamp collecting instead.