Sunday, 3rd November 2013

by Joshua Gaskell

On the bus I see a couple of schoolgirls causing mischief with a pair of tweezers. They rap the tweezers vibrating, as with a tuning-fork, then gently touch them on the ear-hole of whoever is sitting in front of them. The buzz followed by tickling contact gives the impression of a wasp or bee, making the victim go rigid and flap at their own ear, at which point the pranksters fill the bus with pixilated laughter.