“Fuck off home”

On the bus over the weekend. There were two young East European women dressed in rather natty boho gear. I’m not sure exactly what started it, but an argument kicked off between them and a native London woman, nearing middle age, wearing a top I happen to know is from Primark, hair dyed jet black, fingers laden with silver rings, face like she was chewing a wasp. I say ‘argument’, it was actually more one of the two Europeans handling, with quite good humour, comments from the Londoner along the lines of:

"Why don’t you go back to Romania?"
"Pikey scum."
"If you want to be a pikey you can fuck off back to Romania."

And others along similar lines. I found it hilarious how the ‘Romanian’ was effortlessly batting back each vitriolic barb with wit and humour, and how much this pissed off the Londoner. Who, if you’d put all three of them in a line-up, looked like the more obvious pikey candidate. And really, when was the last time you met ‘pikey scum’ who could speak another language fluently and looked like a brunette Timotei advert?


2 responses to ““Fuck off home”

  1. Jamie June 10, 2007 at 11:28 pm

    If you like Eastern Europe so much, why don’t you go live there?

  2. Rachel June 11, 2007 at 8:41 pm

    Well maybe I just will, if it gets me away from bigots like you.

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