Saturday, September 25, 2010

"And He Shall Smite the Wicked"

I got beat by a gypsy today.

Maybe it was my shorts. Or the fact that I refused to buy one of her nasty yellow peppers. Or perhaps it was because I had to step about a foot closer to her to avoid getting run over on the sidewalk.

I passed her and felt a sting across the back of my legs almost immediately. I look back down behind me and there is an ancient woman brandishing a cane at me. She had no teeth and her lower jaw almost touched her nose as she scrunched up her face in disapproval. I look down farther and saw a red welt forming on both of my calf muscles.

And then I ran. To avoid the curses.


  1. That's intense Stephanie! OMG!


  2. Gypsies are... stupid!

  3. I am sorry you had to go through that. To be honest it has happened to more of my friends.Its always hard to reason with them...cos they just don't seem to ever use reason at all. While I was walking around Bucharest with a friend of mine from Germany, I was approached by this gypsy little boy who wanted money. I refused and then he proceeded to insult me and my friend for the next 10 meters and screaming like theres no tomorrow ... Even threatening him with the policemen across the street didnt help... Little do ppl know that romanians are actually afraid of gypsies, because they know they can be so agressive.