Right, it's the 12th now, so how long do we think it will take for all this to wind down? (Goodness knows why, but something is telling me that a few papers still have some poppy stories in them waiting to get out).
I saw an aggro woman with a face like a smacked arse defiantly barging her way through Sainsburys, glowering at people who dared to not be white. Yep, she had a poppy on. I thought you didn't wear them after the 11th?
Also I was on a bus yesterday when a a man with a beetroot red face and a poppy got on and sat behind me. A couple with a buggy, who I took to be perhaps Romanian, got on and he started mumbling to himself. Mumbling alarming stuff, lots ofr incoherent waffle and then the odd word I could make out. "Fucking muslims! mutter, mutter, nuclear bomb! mutter, mutter, fucking bastards! mutter mutter, pulverize, pulverize! mutter, mutter, etc." He was perhaps in the fringes of dementia but with it enough to know who he wanted dead, painfully and right now, but not so with it that he remembered to keep all of this in his head. As I sat there wondering why he sat right behind me
on an empty bus a well known local nutter got on and sat right in front of me
, a gargantuan man who opened his local paper and chanted, "Big Jugs! Big Jugs!" at the property pages. No poppy though.