Wednesday, 19 March 2008

"Mum, don't be upset, we've had an eventful evening..."


Thus did my daughter of darkness greet me (by phone) when I was on the train home last night.

Well, clearly I shouldn't go out in the evening because when I do, all hell breaks loose.
I did indeed go to the Microbudget debate and very good it was too. I shall post about that tomorrow when I've gathered my thoughts.

My husband comes home from work, parks up and finds a hooded youth (the one that needs a hug, apparently) tagging on the gate next to our house. When told to desist in his vandalism, said youth called up his mates and soon 6 of them were throwing bricks at my husband and wielding a length of iron pipe left very helpfully in the back of a nearby lorry.

My husband, the big Alpha male, stared them all down and stood his ground despite an injury to his hand. The youths legged it, police were called, the paramedics arrived to bind his hand and he drove himself to the local A & E to get stitches.

So we had a look at the tag. Confusingly it says 'Peckanham' which would imply that they come from Peckham or possibly Beckenham.

We live in a quiet area. Even the residents of the local ex-alcoholic hostel two doors down are delightful, that's the kind of place Nunhead is.

Where's Nunzilla when you need her?

11 comments:

Lucy said...

BLOODY HELL! You know what this is Elinor - the youth of TODAY. In mine we could at least spell properly whilst we vandalised stuff. Glad your hubster is ok x

Elinor said...

Tell me about it. I may start tagging myself if everyone else is doing it.

evil twinz said...

Wot you wanna do Elinor is CORRECT all the shitly written tags, lol

Elinor said...

Excellent idea ET! I may add '6/10 see me'

potdoll said...

god how horrible. a similar thing happened to a mate of mine. glad your hubble is ok bar the stitches. could have been a lot worse. x

Far Away said...

crikey Elinor - Peckenham aint wot it used to be!
And hope your hub's hand gets better quick.

By the way I'm trying to picture where you live I know that area so well. My friend used to live right opposite those old alms houses on Nunhead Green..

Elinor said...

I live very close to there FA! Same road as the Man of Kent pub (where Chinese Elvis performs y'know)

Thanks for your support and you too Pots.

Helen Smith said...

Oh dear how awful - sending support and comfort to you and yours.

You could always get even by writing a verrry successful script in which minor characters loosely based on that illiterate youth and his unpleasant mates suffer terribly, and their lives are shown to be insignificant - and hope he gets to see it one day and is SORRY.

Other than that, hunt the pointless little bastards down and kick the shit out of them.

Elinor said...

Helen, I'm here thinking anger in, love out...

All joking apart, it's a gang-related attack and now all I have to do is ring the rozzers and they will be round here in 3 minutes in FULL RIOT GEAR!!!

Thanks for your support though, I do feel a script coming on...

Rach said...

Must have been scary once the adrenalin faded out. Hope it was a one-off and all better now.

Elinor said...

Funnily enough Rach, not really that scary though we are not dropping our guard. I think it probably is a one-off AND it's raining. Apparently if there's one thing taggers don't like it's the rain.