To cut a long story short…was in TST taking some snaps of Nathan Road when surprise, surprise some scumbag wonders whether I’d like a copy watch/ suit/ handbag/ tour of his shop/ something else sir?/ white laundry powder/ crushed sugar/ hash…’no thanks’ I say several times as we walk shoulder to shoulder for 10 meters or so. He’s my best buddy!
‘How about a picture?’ I ask with a grin and I aim my camera at his face. He darts into the crowd with his hand over his face like I aimed a huge silver handgun at his head. I put my camera down and he emerges out of the crowd full of abuse…’I smash your camera mother fucker…I bash you mother fucker…mother fucker…I smash you camera mother fucker…’ One of his scumbag buddies comes to his side and I tell them I don’t want any trouble, I’m just here to take photos of Nathan Road hash pushing scumbags. (dramatization, may not have happened) Scumbag 2 launches himself at my face. He wants to smash my camera too…and to smash me. He’s short but feisty. ‘Fuck you mother fucker…get fucked mother fucker…fuck off mother fucker…fuck your mother mother fucker’ He’s in my face…loud…angry…teeth bared…crazy eyes.
Anyway…I don’t want my camera smashed so I walk on. I did manage to get some shots before and after the…unpleasantness.
No hard feelings hey fellas and all the best with your…business enterprises.
And now…assorted scumbaggery:
These guys make the local camera shop staff seem like saints
Well…I won’t tar all the scumbags with one brush. Most of them laughed me off when I asked them if they wanted their photo taken. ‘You want something from me? How about a picture?…Now I want something from you.’
‘Oh no I couldn’t possibly let you take my picture sir…for my business enterprise isn’t exactly above board, you see!’
It was only those two scumbags who threatened to smash and bash me. They must have been having a bad day. I doubt they’d have anything to hide or anything shady simmering behind those dull, deceitful eyes. Still, when you recoil away from a camera and dart off into the safety of the crowd like a wanted felon…well…it looks a little…odd. Doesn’t mater though. It’s all just a bit of fun, right fellas?!
….except if I get sued/ killed somehow for being slanderous. So this post will be deleted soon.
…though I seriously doubt I could do much to further tarnish the image they already project on their own…