Marauding seagulls stole my sandwich. I was enjoying my lunch, a brief ten minutes on the beach before a volunteer slot in the local RNLI. The speed, the stealth, the determination of the posse impressed some bystanders.
‘Wo, did you see that?’
One of them jeered at the seagulls, offering his crisps with a smacking of his lips, ‘come over here if you think you’re hard enough,’ and made us laugh. We’ve come to expect it of seagulls, there’s nothing much we can do.
The randomness of the attack and the unfairness made me indignant but it did make me think. How helpless individuals are against the might of a determined force. How vigilant we should be and how worried by the stealth taxes and infringements on liberties of those less able to fight back. We must fight back any and every way we can.