soooo you go shopping in brighton, visit folks, cuddle puppies, get dinner cooked for you and have an all-round lovely day
you get on the bus home, tired but happy
you sit upstairs at the front (best seats) and settle down for a 40min journey
then you hear heavy stuff happening downstairs which leads into a bloody assault, arrest, bus stopped for an hour, ambulance, statements etc
this girl was swearing her head off with no respect for her fellow passengers so an off duty police officer asked her very nicely to curb her mouth (she picked the wrong bus!), she ignored him, he gave her ample warnings if she didn't stop swearing he would throw her off the bus, she ignored those too, when he tried to physically remove her from the bus, she assaulted him and i've never seen men move so quickly to help out an explosive situation (which i found inspiring because you hear of non-involvement too many times which i realise is because usually the good guys end up hurt/dead/arrested themselves, so i don't blame them but last night we had gentlemen on the bus ready to protect women and children)
the bus stopped, she was removed, the police arrived, she was taken away, the off duty police officer treated and after lots of statements, we finally got on our way (bus driver was absolutely fine and not flustered by the event) and we got a quick journey home because he only dropped off, no pick-ups as he had to go make his own company statement directly afterwards
but it's funny how differently people react
this was me...
this was ellie...
and this was lottie....all ready to go sort the whole thing out once and for all (confrontation does not upset her)