Yet another Blighty tale and character we met on our saunter around the sceptred isle or England even.
On the way back from our bus to trip to Broadstairs. A man in his sixties and rather the worse for wear managed to fall on to the bus. The man cracked a few jokes with the bus driver and headed to the empty seats straight in front of me. Jasper Carrott's Nutter On The Bus story started to play in my mental jukebox: "Eek as anyone seen my camel?" "I've got an atomic bomb in my bag!" "It's only a biscuit tin".
The man clenched his fist and tapped it against my clenched fist:
My friend sat across from me and looked at me and laughed and smiled.
The man introduced himself to us and said:"Alright mate?" I replied: "Sound." " Oh your from up North?"
A well dressed lady got on at the next bus stop and sat across from us: " Alright darling?" Have you been waiting long to see us?"He said and we roared and I nodded to the lady to reassure her he was harmless. Just a loveable drunk on the bus giving free entertainment.
The bus stopped again. Another lady got on the bus and our new friend said to her: "Alright sweetheart. Where we going tonight?" She laughed and smiled and sat a few seats away from us. A few minutes later she had heard enough and went upstairs laughing.
He started to tell us he once was a boxer and then he started to remind us of the boxing match inthe BBC sitcom Porridge and he stood up and started sparring against an invisible boxer. He threw one punch and nearly fell over. Everybody on the bus was in stitches. He then came out with the classic Porridge punch line: "It was a draw." My friend, myself and other passengers were in stitches.
We told him about a New Day Festival and that Hugh Cornwell from The Stranglers was playing there on the Friday night. He jumped up and said that they were his favourite band and sang into an imaginary microphone: "Walking on the beaches looking at the peaches".
A lady passed us getting off the bus and he said: "It's the ex wife". She got off the bus wiping tears of laughter from her eyes.
What a character. I suppose you had to be there?😊 Oh what it must be like to have public transport and entertainment for free?
Have you ever met any similar comedians on the bus or train?