Sunday, 19 April 2009

So I'm in a bar in Devon. I've been out with a PJ, V and the old work gang. Some tracksuit wearing chav comes up to me and tells me that I've called "Tara a fake". Who is Tara? Next thing, there are about six people crowded around our table.

Tracksuit Chav : "If you said it again I'm gonna mess your face up"
Me : "Excellent, I look forward to it"

Everything kicks off and the bars bouncers, as well as bar staff are quickly called to our booth. Some chavs square up to V and PJ; who quickly reminds the girls that she's an E1 girl, and she doesn't take shit from anyone.

S-jane and Lee control the situation with the unsucessful help of the bouncing team, whilst in the mean time I make small talk with a guy who is a friend of a friend, who asks what's going on. To which I reply

"I've no idea but appearntly I'm the centre of it."

These tracksuits are escorted from the pub, and shortly after we leave. On the way out we walk past these ASBOs, who make a snotty comment and are quickly reminded by the Bouncers that they should watch themselves. We then pass the girl who says I called her fake, who whispers under her breath "Prick."

Our night is pretty much over and I have to charter a lift home.

The perks of being a big fish in a small pond eh.


Tim in the City of Angles said...

Maybe the chave just wanted to meet you and was simply making conversation in the ham fisted, unsubtle way these ppl have? No? Prolly all for the best. Who wants to date a Klingon?

What is an E1 girl??

Ever hear of a play called "Bouncers"? Takes place in Bristol. I saw it in LA several years ago. You're work always brings up snippets of memory.

I've been to Bristol several times while I was working for VW. But it was always station - taxi - office - pub lunch - office - station and back to London which, I must confess, I always thought of as civilization.

Always good to hear from you, Toughie.

abristolnovella said...

E1 girl....a girl from the E1 Part of London (East) common tim get with it!

I studied that play about....5 years ago I cant for the life of me remember what it was like, but I'm sure I ripped it off and used it for my coursework haha.

Urgh what an embarrassing night! Still back to Bristol today...actually can't wait.

Tim in the City of Angles said...

Really, Toughie, I go to London quite a lot, but never stray far from Zone 1. I'm a real snob that way.

Two of my best friends here in Italy are from east London. Now I understand. (Always after me to get over there and have some pie and liquor! I can't imagine.)

Ben said...

I like Devon. Many childhood holidays were spent in Goodrington and Dawlish. Which bit haileth thou from?

abristolnovella said...

I'm not unfortunately, but a lovely place it is.