Sunday, 4 December 2016
From the keyboard of Blue Mountains resident @R_Chirgwin:
Scene: Katoomba Station, crowded with tourists. A skinny busker is singing “When the Droving’s Done” in an Irish lilt.
Enter: Nazi Skinhead.
Nazi Skinhead: [Spits on Asian tourist]
Busker: [Interrupting song] [In Irish accent] “Oi. You! Don’t bring that shit onto our patch!”
Backbacker: [Upbraids Skinhead for some minutes]
Skinhead: [Raises fist}
Backpacker: [Raises guitar]
Backpacker: [Guitar raised] “You got more fookin’ reach than this, matey?”
Skinhead: “I’ll be back tomorrow!”
Backpacker: “Fookin’ go ahead”
Backpacker: “Cause even on a Monday, there’ll be more of us than there is of fookin’ you. And I see you spit again, ya fookin’ DONE.”
And the tourists and the locals gathered around the Asian who got spit on, and everybody crowded the skinhead so he missed the train.
And the backpacker remembered what bit of an awful song he’d quit at, and took up “Till the Droving’s Done” like no damn thing happened.