I am walking down the classic british council estate street. Concrete front gardens, high hedges, the odd white pvc door.
Out of one of these houses runs a man wielding a baseball bat. This being a council estate, I think nothing of it. Until he starts running at me. And shouting obscenities at me.
I managed to grab the baseball bat as he swings. Don’t know how this happened, but I did, and also managed to wrench it out of his hand. Without pausing for thought, I twat him across the face with it.
Predicably he goes down, but someone else comes after me with a bat.
Armed myself, I feel a lot more confident of dealing with this bloke. I hit him repeatedly, full swings an all, but nothing happens. So I hit him some more.
All I succeed in doing is breaking his bat. The blows I am aiming at his body and head are having no effect at all.