Felled by an abdominal punch from the left and (as this photograph attests) a billy bat from the right, the SPVM said that if I did not not get up and walk away immediately, I would be under the threat of arrest. "Officer", I said, "I think I have already, just now, been 'arrested"; this makes it difficult, if not impossible, for me to follow your orders". I am pretty sure he was not amused by my play on the literal and juridical senses of "arrest". "You were in the wrong place at the wrong time", he said, stroking something or other. "No", I replied, once I'd staggered upright, "it's YOU who are in the wrong place at the wrong fucking time". And he was, and they are, poor bastards.
08 June 2012