In the recent discussion on a vandalised road sign in Downer the subject came up of “The Dickson Kisser”. MissPeaches had the following explanation which I thought was worthy of its own space on the front page:
- hahaha Years ago there used to be this old fella who lived on the corner there and would sit out the front waiting for unsuspecting female pedestrians wandering past. He would bang his walking stick on the cement to get their attention and motion for them to come over.
So thinking this poor old fella needs assistance or something (or rather that’s what i thought when I was the victim and assume most people think the same) the pedestrian comes up his little verandah and he would grab them by the wrist pull them and plant a kiss on their lips!!
Now I know technically he lived in Downer but when he wasn’t sitting on his verandah he would be across the road at the Dickson shops applying similar tactics to the shoppers in the area.
Hence the name – the Dickson kisser.
Anyone else fall victim to this kissing fiend?