Tuesday, April 19, 2005

Crazy Person #125

Westbound on the Two, four o’clock
Sex: Male
Age: 52?

He got on the Two at Courcelles, wearing a red flannel shirt and jeans. As he sat down he issued a grave “bonjour” to his immediate neighbors. Accessories: pipe (dangling from mouth but not lit), crutch, and a shopping caddy, from which protruded the tube of a vacuum cleaner. Does he collect vacuum tubes? Work as a house cleaner and prefers to use his own equipment? (Difficult to imagine with that crutch, come to think of it.) Had he just bought a vacuum cleaner? Gotten it as a gift? Does he just cart it around? We’ll never know.


Anonymous ddj said...

Perhaps he thinks the metro sucks, and the vacuum cleaner is just a clever allegory.

4:59 AM, April 20, 2005  

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