Year 2, week 35: Buskered

TheBusker was back on form today at chambers tea as TheCreep failed miserably to try and put him down. Physically the two of them couldn’t be more different.  TheCreep is short and stocky and his brown hair is always neatly combed to the side.  Though his suits are always immaculately pressed, they always appear to be slightly too big as if he’s still hoping to grow into them. The way he holds himself has an air of a serjeant major on parade, as if he’s always standing to attention although again I wonder whether this is more a manifestation of him willing himself to be taller. TheBusker on the other hand is around six foot and quite slim but despite his snappy tailoured suits his lazy looking slouch somehow still manages to create an air of just about respectable scruffiness, as does his dischevelled mop of hair.  But their physical differences aren’t anywhere near as great as that of their style of advocacy with TheCreep all jumped up and stressed out and TheBusker only highlighting those difficulties with his laid back style.

Today TheCreep was feeling particularly aggrieved after TheBusker had given him yet another kicking in court this morning.
“I don’t think you take your cases seriously enough,” TheCreep piped up at TheBusker.
“You’re probably right,” TheBusker replied, only winding up TheCreep further.  Then he added mischievously, “But hey, do you think it’d be fair on the opposition if I did?’”
“You only won today because of that mad cow of a judge,” said TheCreep proving once again what a sore and sulky loser he was.
“You know,” said TheBusker.  "You’re always complaining about something.  Stuck down there in the murky details of life’s unfairness.”  He paused and looked up and realised that he now had an audience in chambers tea.  “Just for once, why don’t you look up to the horizon and admire the view.  You know, relax and hey, you never know what might happen.  You might even get judges starting to listen to what you have to say.”

As I’ve said before, I do like TheBusker.

May 27, 2008 · Tim Kevan · 2 Comments
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2 Responses

  1. Mary Pevensey - May 28, 2008

    I think I have met The Creep in real life

  2. Di - May 30, 2008

    That’s strange, I think I’ve met The Busker!