Sunday, August 03, 2008
Strange things in NYC
I saw this car, with the vanity license plate "CA Porn" and just had to take a pic!
The other day, I was walking through Union Square, and a disheveled middle-aged man stopped me to ask a question. I'm always a bit guarded in these situations, but often people are just asking for directions or something harmless. This guy was going on about how he'd locked himself out of his apartment. He seemed very anxious and upset. I don't usually give people such as this money...just say I don't have any cash on me. He was just getting going on his story, when an attractive young woman came up to us and spoke to me, saying, "Don't listen to him. He got money off of me yesterday. He's just running a scam." And then she spoke to him and said, "Where's my money, huh?" This guy's face went from his anxious, upset look to flat and angry. It was an amazing transformation. This girl stayed with me a bit while he walked off in a huff. It was such a strange occurrence! Both the incredible acting of this guy and the politeness and initiative of this stranger to keep me from making the same mistake she did.