Thursday, November 15, 2007
a serendipitous evening of gabbing with linnea [gracias to the subway operator on the downtown F for closing the doors in my face].. was spent gorging on chicken skewers and cheese. there was people watching aplenty. we participated in games ranging from fashion do's and don't's to 'is that my friend'. while dodging the anti smoking security guard and that chick who asked us if she could talk to us..how do you politely decline such a query. we didn't know but did our best to wrap it up as quickly as we could.
took the bus for the maybe the 3rd time ever. not actually that efficient. as scooters are hard to navigate on board.. i definitely could have walked faster.
but it was no doubt an interesting cultural experience. people who take the bus seem a bit off kilter..for example, the woman sitting ahead of me turned around to tell me (with hardcore conviction) how crazy and even evil the women in new york are. now, she was looking at the toothless crackhead lady seated at the front (talking to herself in slippers), which made some sense. though, her diatribe along with her cross eyed glare seemed to categorize herself as a like minded species. further confirming her evilness, she proceeded to complain about how all these foreigners move here and don't learn english! i tried to politely respond in a positive melting pot kind of way but she wasn't having it. she bid farewell, i gave likewise pleasantries as she got off at st. mark's.