Monday, 11 August 2008

Stranger than fiction

I was at a bus stop after meeting Skanky. As per norm, when Skanky and I are together, strange things happen. Strange like X-Files strange, just minus abductive aliens.

There they were, also at the bus stop. He was drumming on a...er...drum. She knelled on the floor, making a sign that said STROOD PLEASE. We started chatting because we were both waiting for the same bus. He said he is a 'mad scientist' that teaches experiments at primary schools. She said she is an aerialist at a circus. They both were from other parts of the United Kingdom. They also mentioned that we did not sound South African. Oh well...

And they were on their way to a climate change event in Strood. How I wanted to give up the responsibilities of the day job and just join them. The bus never arrived and I ended up taking the train home.

Till today, I wonder if they reached Strood. And did they make the impact they wanted to? Should I have joined them as I really wanted to?

10 comments:

Saaleha Bamjee-Mayet said...

this has all the makings of a limerick,

"A couple on the way to Strood,
drummed for a bus as they stood,
His day job was scientific experiments,
she glided and flew around circus tents,
And Prixie tried not to stare as it's rude"

hmmm...the metre's all wrong, but hahah, that was fun:)

skanky said...

i still say we should have gone with...

and saal, u have too much time on your hands, but that was funny!

:)

Being Brazen said...

Sounds like a very interesting pair. Londons full of characters. I dont think Strood was going to be your destination. Rather find your own mission/destination and use the colourful encounters as inspiration to get there.

KiLLa said...

Saals u funny.. lol..

@ Blog Author.. Dunno ur name.. But u have been linked.. Deal with it..

(which also means im gonna read ur posts from a while back to get into character when reading ur posts - and no i aint no stalker)

http://killa.co.za/blog

Prixie said...

oh saal! u make me laugh!

skanky, would, should have, could have. lets make our dream a reality another way

being brazen: hopefully, hopefully

killa, thanks for the visit, the name's prixie. good to meet you!

Jennifer Shirk said...

Whoa. Wild stuff.

liam said...

hell, yeah, i say. hit strood, rude, brude, crude, everywhere. you know, just to shake things up.

Tazeen said...

funny characters

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and you don't even look a day older than sweet sixteen

Anonymous said...

HAPPY BIRTHDAY and you don't even look a day older than sweet sixteen