Weirdness and The City
The weather is weird. Hearing the good news announcing “another summer day full of sunshine and high humidity” in October is, in fact, weird. Although some might like it.
But that’s the people and their actions that make you want to scratch your head and stay there totally overloaded with comprehension of strangeness.
Willing to cross a street, happened to stand next to a cop at a red light. On his polite “Hello”, I turn around. “Do you like my perfume?” – he asks, “My sister got it for me and she says it should attract women…does it?” I just stood there having problems to connect this conversation with a fact that this was indeed an NYPD officer. On duty.
A woman, for sure not a lady, indulged in reminiscence of her ex-boyfriend’s “assets” in a subway train. “The new guy wants me to see him for pleasure, but what can I say if he cannot move it as my ex did…like an elephant trunk!” Oh my.
A grocery store throwing people out a half hour earlier, because “the manager does not want to be late for Dancing With The Stars episode”. What a fan.
An older lady walking 4 identical dogs on Park Ave. I stopped to compliment her on the cuties. Three seemed very happy, the other rather not. “She is a real bitch, you know..and in fact, she is a girl”, – was lady’s remark. A loving owner indeed. Park Avenue.
A guy asking to touch my feet in Bryant Park. “I just like doing it, and believe me you are not the first one to say Yes”. Oh dear, I hope I wasn’t the first one to say No.
NY Post reporting on a guy selling on EBay the “FDNY’s keys to the City” – 4 keys that enable you to enter any subway station, (in)activate any elevator in ANY skyscraper in the city, get access to construction sites such as the new World Trade Center, and operate traffic lights… For $150. A good deal?
A man on a subway train across Manhattan bringing his own chair. And a newspaper. Must have had his drink already earlier.
City newspapers reporting on disgusting criminal stories on front pages that make you want to meet your breakfast again. A re-defined morning sickness encouragement.
Wall Streeters angry they did not manage to get Mark Zuckerberg jump into a fashionable suit…but Russian PM, Mr. Medvedev, did. I am sure I could not survive a day without this information.
A group of well-dressed African-American men on Herald Square debating “Jesus was a black man”. One grabbed my elbow, – “Say you believe it!” If you continue holding me, I will tell you anything you want.
Weird but true.
Live 2 Love NY, kids. Live to love it.
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