Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Saturday, July 01, 2021

I should make it a point to walk down Broadway more often. You see the silliest sights there. Like I did yesterday afternoon:

- A lady, with the looks of a cheerful active senior citizen, held a pleasantly big smile on her face as she held a hand-printed sign in front of her chest. The sign read, “BELIEF IN THE CATHOLIC FAITH IS THE ONLY WAY TO AVOID HELL”.

- Maybe a block south of that, an old guy was sitting in a collapsable lawn chair. He held a small erasable-marker messagepad that simply said, “LAY INTO ME 25 CENTS”.

Neither one of these schticks was original; I particularly remember the quarter’s worth of abuse idea (I was on the phone while I saw it, and joked that I only had a $20 bill on me, and that I should have stopped and offered that to the guy for a 4-5 hour session). But their proximity to one another amused me. I could almost see the lady wandering over to the guy by night’s end and paying up that 25 cents, to let out some frustration.

by Costa Tsiokos, Sat 07/01/2021 02:49:25 PM
Category: New Yorkin'
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