Friday, July 06, 2007

A fight in a London street

Late one night this week I got into a black cab. The car hadn't moved and the driver seemed to explode in his seat - "Right, now you've got it coming!" he raged - and he stepped out into the road. He was focussed on another cab driver just ahead already out of his car and squared up to his attacker. There followed an amazing fist fight in which the two combatants alternated in securing the other in a headlock while punching the skull and face. Drama queens on the pavements screeched at them to stop while I crossed my legs. I was fascinated; I wanted to study the moves of violence, and the quite reckless desire to cause injury. I became fascinated also in observing my own failure at shock at this unusual spectacle. It was a moment of voyeurism of primitive behaviour, but a voyeurism primitive in itself. After a short minute the two disengaged, as if a bell had been rung, and returned to their fares. "He called me a fat fucking bald bastard," explained my driver. "He had it coming." Indeed he did. I cross-examined him closely on his life on the journey home and learnt much. A career change - his - would be advisable.

12 comments:

lorenzo said...

Why are you even taking cabs cherie? You don't make any money from this wayward site. You need to keep a more careful eye on your finances.

Arcati said...

So that I can have a drink ... perhaps I'm a trustafarian ... or the bitch wife of a media mogul ... or ...

Lorenzo (il Vero) said...

Arcati, I hope you noticed that the self-calling Lorenzo above is a shameless identity thief, and a pathetic amateur, at that. I'd never say "cherie", you moron, I'd say "carissima": I'm Italian!

Questa poi, ma che buffone! :-)

Lorenzo said...

No, I am Lorenzo

Lorenzo (il vero) said...

Spaccone! You're a jealous nobody, that's all! :-)

"The Forgotten Ones"/Stephanie Mastini said...

now this is what I would call entertaining..identity theft seems to be contagious..ciao imposters! be gone! out out brief candle! wouldn't it be a piss if my sissy actually posted a blog with her actual identity...*wave*
afterall, she had a lot to say about my interview... thanks Mom!

Ms Baroque said...

Well, I'm not Lorenzo. I've always wondered how anybody can stick cabbing. Even being a passenger's hard enough these days!

lorenzo (il vero) said...

"wouldn't it be a piss if my sissy actually posted a blog"

A piss? These "many degrees" you speak of are clearly not in English, are they?

Steph, carissima, you clearly have Narissistic Personality Disorder, among other things.

When you open your floppy mouth, diarrhoea flows out, endlessly. Only by petitioning our darling Arcati to stop writing about you can we stint the stinking flow.

Anonymous said...

I'm getting a little sick of Steph "Sick Attention Seeker" Mastini hijacking every fucking blog Madame posts with her ludicrous and uninteresting fantasies about being stalked by her sister. Fuck off Stephanie, you deluded, self-obsessed freak. You need the services of a psychiatrist right quick!

The inimitable Lorenzo said...

Madonna! It seems that my identity thief is improving a little, but there's still much to do. I'd never be so foul-mouthed, nor so mean to that poor Ms Mastini. I'm a gentleman! :-) Besides, irony is my favorite weapon. Try it again, my friend!

the inimitable lorenzo said...

Neither would I refer to Arcati as 'darling'

Lorenzo the First said...

> Neither would I refer to Arcati as 'darling'

True.
Now I'm just going to sit down and watch my clones work for me. ;-)