The Halloween Miracle

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I’m a responsible citizen, and I don’t drive into town to the pub and get langers and drive back home with a hand over one eye so I can see one road. Or at least, I don’t do that anymore. Instead I use the bus.

Tonight I thought it might be nice to head into town for the old Hallowe’en party in my pub of choice. I knew there would be various people playing good-quality music, there would be friendly people who are friends being friendly to each other, and there would be relaxedness, which is always nice. So I slipped the iPod into the shirt pocket, zipped up the anti-cold jacket and headed off in good time for the 9:15 bus. Which didn’t come. Nor the 9:30. Two Polish girls, no doubt well-used to a reliable public transport system, stood in beside me to await the 9:45, which also failed to arrive. They had enough and flagged down a taxi. One of them motioned to me: you vant lift, yes? No thanks. I’ll wait till the next bus comes and I’ll abuse the driver for the fact that the three previous drivers were a crowd of gick-faces.

Smooth move, Bock. As the taxi pulled away, a car passed and I felt a hard thump against my chest. Had I been shot? No: I’d been egged, but somehow, the egg hadn’t shattered against my clothes, destroying my night as intended by the half-wits in the car. It somehow just rebounded and broke against the footpath instead of me. Now, I’m not a spiritual man. I don’t have a belief in guardian angels or anything like that, but as I examined my undamaged jacket, I began to develop a profound sensation that somebody up there was looking out for me. If it hadn’t been for that iPod, the egg would have gone right through my shirt.

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    The reason you dodn’t get a bus was because buses stopped running after 7pm holloween night due to busses being attacked around the city.

    Bus services were cancelled all over the city


    You should of hopped in the car with the polish girls some of them are unreal

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