Tuesday, January 23, 2007

The other day I was stopped at a red light. As I waited I glanced around to see if any of the locals might offer up something of entertainment value. Boy did I get my wish.
There was this old man dressed in the most peculiar garb I have ever seen. He also sported an mp3 player. I am not entirely sure what kind of music this odd fellow might choose to listen to. It would not have surprised me if he had in fact he had no music at all playing... since I suspect he is the type that could imagine it in his head.
He approached to cross the street. The closer he got the more he began to demonstrate his unique ability to - oww owww - break it down. As I watched in utter fascination he progressed to the middle of the cross walk. The journey there was made up of several frantic movements that culminated into an all out dance a thon. While this was happening the lights changed and it was our turn to go...but on we sat. We were trapped by the crazy. Sitting in our cars. The other drivers began angrily hammering away on their horns. I just laughed. I mean come on... free entertainment. (Besides - I thought - gotta blog about this dude.) I even took a picture on my cell phone - and if I can load it I will get it up.
Eventually our green light came and went -- and on he danced. He soon made his way across the street and faded into some distant place in our memory. Everyone hammered their gas petal with various looks of exasperation on their hurried faces. But on I laughed. Because - who said life wasn't funny?

11 comments:

angus thripshaw said...

For you're information, I was listening to Hillary Duff. And you all can honk all ya like. When my Hillary is moving me, ain't nuthin stopping the party.

B.E. Earl said...

Dammit! I was going to say the same thing, but with Kelly Clarkson.

I hate coming in second!

elizabeth said...

Angus - come to think of it that really could HAVE been you!

Earl - Kelly Clarkson hahaha

Moxy Ness said...

"bring on the crazy"!! That's what I say every time I get on the subway... I really think it is the best entertainment too!

PS. When you get the pic up from your phone, let me know how you did it, I have loads of pictures on my mobile and have no clue as to how to get them out!

elizabeth said...

Moxy - always found TO to be the best people watching place on earth next to heroin corner in Van.

Yeah - that's my trouble too. Can't get em out. LOL.

Slyde said...

I cant believe we ALL have the same sense of humor...

i was going to write the same thing, except it was Milli Vanilli

elizabeth said...

Slyde - yes. We are ALL demented.

(milli vanilli - hee hee)

Joe the Troll said...

I bet the old man has a far better outlook on life than any of the horn honkers! I hope I'm that fancy free when I'm his age.

elizabeth said...

Joe - yeah. I think you might be right. I'm working on a fancy free life - figure if I start now I ought to be really good at by the time I reach his age. LOL.

Steven Novak said...

The infant child born with lung cancer said life wasn't funny.

OOhhh...that was wrong of me. ;)

Steve~

elizabeth said...

Go back where you came from - maybe go take care of your sick wife! (how is she?)