We were walking the usual Smarna gora tour and we met a lady with a kid, walking down from the hill. She was carrying hiking sticks, waving them around as she passed us by. First she hit Baya with them and kept on walking till she passed me, hitting me on the knees with her sticks. I stopped, turned around and said: “Quit waving those things like a pirate!”
She stopped, opened her mouth and said nothing. I went on walking.
For the life of me, I cannot think of a reason for the correlation between pirates and walking sticks.