Trishaw Mafia is getting ready to take the Royal-Thomian roughly from behind. All signs point to this. On Wednesday, a man in a green Bajaj was spotted buying a bottle of lube oil in Panchikawatte. Rumours were flying around like canteen flies by Thursday, and by the weekend, several of the fairer boys were flexing their muscles in anticipation.
Personally, I do my best to avoid buggery. Always have done. At last year’s Big Match, Indi was not so lucky. And so, with this year’s Royal Thomian weekend looming ever closer (8th,9th, 10th of March), I decided to protect the structural integrity of my posterior by paying off the Trishaw Mafia. I bought a t-shirt, thus clearly establishing myself as a morally redundant heterosexual. Here’s the t-shirt I bought:
I must say for a bunch of unruly trishaw driving chaps, Trishaw Mafia make great t-shirts. Their designs are unique, and are restricted to just fifteen numbers per design, so you know that every Tom, Dick and Perera is not going to be wearing one. They also do XXL sizes, which is great, because it is extremely difficult to find anything cool larger than XL in Colombo. Also, their service is personalised, and they will create a design especially for you if you order more than 15 numbers. I know they did a great one for quiz team Osama’s Bush.
The best thing of all is their culturally relevant sense of humour. The t-shirts help you get a conversation started with anybody, especially the opposite sex. It breaks the ice. A friend of mine wore the “Aaah… Nangi” design for something as tame as an afternoon of shopping at Crescat, and he said that no less than three random girls came up to him individually and asked him about the t-shirt. Not that we need t-shirts to charm the ladies mind you, but I’m just saying… lets all be aware of this positive externality, so it does not catch us offguard. This is t-shirt eclecticism at its best.
Of the current designs available for the Royal Thomian, I have been informed that in order to get the t-shirts in time, Trishaw Mafia has to confirm orders to the manufacturer by Wednesday morning. If you want to buy any of the Big Match designs, especially the two new ones they created over the weekend this is your last chance.