mailing list archives
Re: Bubba is a 75 year old woman looking to make some extra cash
From: Owen DeLong <owen () delong com>
Date: Thu, 7 Apr 2011 14:16:19 -0500
Sent from my iPad
On Apr 7, 2011, at 1:54 PM, Jeroen van Aart <jeroen () mompl net> wrote:
Suresh Ramasubramanian wrote:
Babushkas can be quite mean, though mostly it's shopping bags that are their preferred tools of assault. ;-)
As the recipient of a number of umbrella tips while trying to catch up to my fiancee (at the time, ex-wife now) in a
meat shop in Moscow, I have to differ with you here. They seem quite adept at the use of an umbrella rather than a
shopping bag as an effective weapon.
Once we finally got out of the shop (I was a full 10 minutes delayed behind my fiancee), we figured out that her effort
to move efficiently through the crowd (which virtually parted before her) combined with my effort to keep up (or catch
up as rapidly became the case) had been interpreted by the babushkas as her trying to get away from my unwanted
attentions. I must say, they were impressively effective and well coordinated in impeding my progress while expediting
hers considering it was a random crowd of seemingly unconnected people.