Saturday, May 23, 2009

A long overdue update

Occasionally, I join the ranks of those who drive into and out of the city. While heading North for the weekend, I decided to observe the other drivers around me.

One deserves mention: As we came up next to him, he had a hair brush in hand. I thought he was combing his hair. At one point he may have been, but by the time I saw him, he was brushing is mustache with his hairbrush. (What is it with me and mustaches? Am I the ONLY who thinks they're creepy?) Then, moments later, he had moved to his eyebrows. With a hair brush. Blech.

Also worth noting: Motion Sick on the Subway. While occupying a spot on a very crowded (Thanks, Cubbies) subway one afternoon, a lady tapped my hand (NEVER tap someone else's hand on the subway. Ew. H1N1 anybody?) "Excuse me?" She said to me. "Can you ask that man over there if I can have his bag?" WHAT? She wanted the paper bag he had carrying his sandwich. Why? She wanted to use it as a barf bag.

She was mad that the man wouldn't empty his bag to give it to her to barf in...but we were right near a stop, and she refused to exit the train. She refused to I exited instead.

Ever walk past a group of tourists? Do you ever want to offer to help them with their photograph, but intentionally "miscommuncate" and try to jump in their picture with them? Is the fact that I find myself daydreaming about the above scenario more and more frequently as I see more and more people posing on Mich Ave to take pictures disconcerting to you?

Ghiradelli chocolate had one of their employees passing out flyers for their restaurant a few blocks away from the store. Nothing wrong with that. What was wrong with that was the fact the poor kid was dressed as an ice cream cone. "I just want you to know, because Ghiradelli made you do this, I won't be going there. I just feel too bad for you. No one should have to be dressed as food for their job. Do you post on FML?" Ok so I didn't say that, because I was too busy sneaking into some unsuspecting toursits family portrait.

Walking through the streets of the Windy city keeps me entertained. As summer approaches, there will be ample supply of summer gear selection to critique, and I'm positive there will be more train riding to talk about. Stay tuned...and as always...don't let the commute get you down.

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