A recent altercation on a Toronto Bus has resulted in a man getting his 15-minutes of fame for all the wrong reasons. The man refuses to move his belongings from a bus seat so that a fellow passenger can sit down. An argument ensues and foot-stomping is alleged. Given the man’s green shirt, beard and hat, the Toronto media have called him the TTC Leprechaun.
The Leprechaun Guild has released a statement, seen below in its entirety.
Leprechauns Distance Themselves From Toronto Bus Boor
May Take Legal Action
(End of the Rainbow, September 27, 2014) Today the elders of the Leprechauns Union-Celtic Knowledge (LUCK) Branch released a statement distancing themselves and all Leprechauns from recent boorish acts in Toronto.
On a Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) bus a bearded-man in a green shirt and hat acts in a most un-Leprechaun manner toward a fellow passenger by refusing to remove his belongs from a seat thereby allowing the woman to sit. He allegedly also stepped on her foot.
Due solely to his appearance the Toronto media have dubbed him the TTC Leprechaun. A video of the incident has become very popular.
Please note that this man is not now, nor has he ever been a Leprechaun.
While we appreciate his “wearin’ of the green”, it certainly is not a shade any Leprechaun would ever select; and being clad in green does not make one a Leprechaun, even if bearded and wearing a hat.
Leprechauns do not, as a rule, use public transit, nor do we talk or write on mobile phones as the man in the video appears to be doing. We prefer magical means of transportation and communication.
We ask that the media and citizens of Toronto cease and desist from referring to this cad as a Leprechaun immediately. If not we will be forced to engage the legal department of General Mills, makers of Lucky Charms cereal, who owe us a favour or two.
World Leprechaun Guild