Thursday, June 17, 2010

Strange Days

Yesterday was a strange day. It really was. Mostly it was strange because of the people. I had some random people talk to me yesterday. The stories are kinda awesome.

I had to drive up to the VA hospital for work. As I was walking in there were some old men sitting outside the main lobby. As I walked by one of them said "Hey Sugar" to me. Don't get me wrong, I get talked to a lot downtown by the people out on the street, but not usually old guys. I had and old homeless guy tell me he liked my coat once, and the same day a lawyer in the elevator asked me if my jacket was a pendleton (they're a super fancy jacket), no, it's not a pendleton...how do you say...delias? Nice to know if you're rich or poor, you can have good taste.  Anyway, back to the old man at the VA story. I was so perplexed that I just looked at him and said hello. When I was walking out I thought I had escaped his notice because he was in mid conversation with two other old guys. After I had already passed him he yellowed out "Hey, Bye" to me. Nice move old guy.

Don't even worry, the stories don't end there, I have another good one for you.

Last night as Hal and I were leaving a Peace Corps dinner and were walking back to our car there was a younger homeless guy walking down the sidewalk. There are definitely a fair share of homeless or vagrant people downtown and since I am out and about a lot they don't really bother me, but you can always tell when one of them is going to ask you for money. Right as the guy started speaking Hal started speaking in Spanish. Now you may think that might be mean, but this poor fellow really looked like he wasn't right in the head. Anyway...So the homeless fellow started talking again as we passed him and kept talking. he said "Well in my next Native American life (he was white) I'm going to be a bear" Then he proceeded to growl. And then after we had passed him and were down a ways he said "and I'm gonna eat you" I could not stop laughing. Rrrrawrrr!

People can be so strange and funny. Even if they're crazy you can appreciate them for making you laugh, even if they didn't mean to make you laugh.

We had an awesome thunderstorm last night. And so with that, I'll leave you with some pictures.

I really like rain, can you tell?

6 comments:

The Boob Nazi said...

My externship was at the VA hospital. I SO KNOW WHAT YOU'RE TALKING ABOUT.

mikey and kimby said...

My grandpa used to be at the VA hospital. It's a lot scarier at age 12.

And I love the homeless guy bear story. Too funny!

Selma said...

The homeless guy bear story is funny. :) Sometimes strange days can be good days, too.

And yes, we do have the same weather!!! It's been raining crazily over here. :(

Love your last picture girl. :) Wish I could do this here...it's not warm so it's almost impossible to do so. :(

xoxo

Elle Sees said...

it rained here too!!!

Crazy Shenanigans said...

I love falling asleep hearing the rain!

Jillian said...

I LOVE RAIN TOOO!!! oh we are sooo alike! ;) PS our car isn't working so let's 'rain' check the day date! I'll email you!

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