Fri, 10 Oct 2003
People I Saw Yesterday, But Dared Not Approach
in order of appearance
- The mouthy pregnant woman who verbally excoriated the older woman who had the temerity to sit down next to her on the completely full bus, even though she'd draped her less than svelte frame across both adjacent seats to discourage such a thing. After witnessing her (loudly, oh, so loudly) complain, in colorful, yet barely parseable language about this dread infraction, I wondered how miserable it must be to go through life with that much of a chip on your shoulder, and I said a silent prayer for the as yet unborn future victim of years of verbal abuse.
- The guy with the Jheri curl mullet.
- The woman with two small children, a boy (about 5) and a little blonde girl (about 6 or 7.) The woman and her son were walking towards and past me, the little girl was about 15 or 20 feet behind, on crutches. with her right leg extended in front of her. The woman told the boy he could pick something out when they got to the store, then yelled back at the little girl to "hurry up." The girl looked a little wounded, then tried gamely to speed up her awkward three-legged pace. I felt a little part of her world die.
Please $UNIVERSAL_LIFEFORCE, more bad hairdos, and less people who scream at others over trivia.
:: /opinion/ruminations |
Bond reflected that good Americans were fine people and that most of them
seemed to come from Texas.
— Ian Fleming, “Casino Royale”