not footwear, a new morning character. As I board my first bus, a man in a white baseball cap slips past me reached round and takes hold of one of the free papers and slips off again.
The first morning that happened I did not notice that he had not boarded my bus, and just thought he was overly eager to be sure he got a paper.
Since then I have realised that he is waiting for a different bus (same firm) but that for some reason there are no papers on his bus. Perhaps it is due to the depo it starts from. Whatever the reason he comes just that little bit early to nab a paper.
I am obviously not the only observer of this behaviour as a departing passenger brought him a copy of the paper as she got off the bus.