"But as I turned to introduce my friend, she pulled my Adidas sweats and underwear out as far as she could to show a couple of her guy friends and the crowd around us
, my penis.
Just after leaving the ever-impressive cathedral, I was standing with the lads and me other half, trying to get our heeds around the creation in front of us, when a braying voice piped up above the general level of appreciative hubbub of the rest of the crowd around us
Joe was receiving the treatment afforded to Stewart Downing from the crowd around us
. Tiring of this, Maurice turned around, introduced himself and commenced handing out righthanders to all and sundry.
We step off the bus in the hot sun and they crowd around us
. The boys wrestle in the red dust and pose for our pictures.
Then, a ripple of tension runs through the crowd around us
as two Ancop (Afghan National Civil Order Police) arrive, shouting in Pashto.
"It was an exciting game and the crowd around us
were fully into it.
We order $4 burgers and $3 shakes, and marvel at the economically diverse crowd around us
: Businessmen in suits, students in jeans, families with children, a couple of guys who might be homeless,.
The crowd around us
forgets they are chewing and chews, forgets to swallow, lost in the whorl of butter spread like fur over the jacket of fat.
They know that we can't touch them so they come in and crowd around us
and steal stuff.
They know we can't touch them so they come in and crowd around us
and steal stuff.
A dozen grinning, jabbering farmer kids - every one of them wearing shorts and wellies - crowd around us
, relieving us of our bikes, like over-enthusiastic valets.
When we parted with smiles, the crowd around us
melted away too, including a guy who seemed extremely curious.
''There was no crowd around us
by then, but police still said it was dangerous for us and urged us to go with them.
I wanted to ask for a show of hands from the crowd around us
, but I didn't, of course.
But as the crowd around us
reached new pitches of feverishness, it wasn't the moment to debate the ethics of retaliation.