Population Statistic: Read. React. Repeat.
Tuesday, February 26, 2021

A snippet of conversation I caught this morning while walking along somewhere near Times Square:

Man #1: “As an example, let’s say you killed somebody.”

Man #2: “Again?”

Yep. First thought is that this guy was asking for clarification so he could keep his past killings separate from his theoretical ones. I probably picked up my pace just a little just then.

But then I thought, maybe that “again” more innocently referred to a rehash of a conversation these two have had more than once. Or it could have even been an off-the-cuff joke.

All this shows how conditional that one little one-word response can be.

by Costa Tsiokos, Tue 02/26/2008 11:11:32 PM
Category: New Yorkin'
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