Friday, June 16, 2006

Q&A

"Why don't anybody in this damn city ever smile? Just one smile - is that too much to ask? Why don't nobody say hello - a simple hello - is that so hard?"

These are the questions posed by the bum who sings at my subway station every morning at 8 a.m.

Every now and then he'll single out an innocent passerby in attempt to embarrass the bejeezus out of them for being non-social. As it turns out, I was today's lucky winner. He screamed his questions at me so that all could hear. ("What - you too good? Can't smile at nobody? Why don't nobody smile 'round here?") This was right before he broke into a highly irritating rendition of "Somewhere Over the Rainbow," and effectively answered his own question.

5 comments:

bufflo said...

So you should have replied, "Sorry, gotta go take a shit!"

Ben said...

If it were me, I'd try to get him, and the entire subway, to break into a rendition of "Always Look on the Bright Side of Life," circa Monty Python's the Life of Brian.

Stevel Knievel said...

better yet, take a shit on him while singing "Always look on the bright side of life."

bufflo said...

Yeah, that would be hot! Steamy!

Morris said...

Hey what gives, why did you dump the about section of your myspace profile, that is how I usually get here every day???