Friday, January 28, 2005


I just remembered a hilarious scene from last night!!! OK, I mentioned it's cold here. It was yesterday, too. With very cold wind. So, we come out of the pub last night around 10:15, all bundled up with scarves over faces, etc., and are walking towards the subway with our friends. We'd left someone behind, so I turn around to see if she has actually come outside with us, when I see this man running down the street towards us. It's New York, it's not late, so the sidewalk actually has people on it despite the cold (smokers cursing the smoke ban in the City!). But, he's hard to miss, because he is not wearing a shirt. He has NOTHING on the top of his body! He looks a little deranged, and is running in the male-prone position (you know, shielding the goods). After he passes, it turns out that he also is not wearing any underwear, as his ass is practically falling out of his jeans. I'm talking a half moon, people! Normally I would think nothing of this, as you always see weird things on the street here. But the extreme temperature had everyone turning and taking notice of his nudity. When he crossed the street, still running, some guy actually took off his top layer, a sweatshirt I think, and gave it to the poor guy! This all happened in a period of about 1 minute, and all I could do was gawk at the scene. All of us standing on the corner just kind of looked at each other and busted out laughing. It was so funny! It was sad, too, but sometimes you just have to laugh at the strange things you see on the street that you can't explain. I'm pretty certain he was homeless, thus the lack of clothes, but why was he running? Did someone steal his clothes and he was running away? And if he wasn't homeless, that's even weirder! Did his girlfriend kick him out? Is that why he wasn't wearing underwear? If I'd stuck around on the corner, would a man run by in a few minutes wearing a shirt and nothing on his bottom half? Did the streaker dude steal pants from some poor person so he wouldn't be completely nude? At this point, it doesn't really matter, but it makes for a good story to tell you non-New Yorkers who don't get to see this kind of thing on a regular basis. Feel free to chime in with your version of the rest of the story.

1 comment:

Pigs said...

When are you gonna post again? Huh? Huh? I cannot BELIEVE that you are a handkerchief carrier! I am outraged! ;o)