This is the story of three people I saw today that made me laugh. I know one of them, the other two are strangers. This first guy-Darrell is an old man who has some sort of dementia, lives in Tacoma, and comes into the bakery every morning. He has no social perception (he will interrupt intimate conversations all the time) and is a very evangelical Christian. While he is sweet some of the time, he is also frustrating. This morning, he amused me by hurriedly buying a peanut butter cookie, running outside, and feeding the peanut butter cookie to the crows. It was rather shocking, because he has very little money. I’m still not quite sure I understand.
The next old guy that made me laugh was someone who got on the bus in Gig Harbor-he was wearing bright yellow track pants, a bright yellow jacket, and a very purple watch cap. If that wasn’t enough to make me smile, he was listening to 1980’s motivational music (like “Eye of the Tiger”) very loudly on repeat. Yet again, I don’t understand! Who was he, and what was he trying to psych himself up for?
Lastly, I went for a walk when I got home from work. There’s one road nearby my house that goes up a hill and has no outlet, so it’s quiet, and I like to walk it. It’s the type of road that people wave to each other on. But evidently, one guy thought it was too much effort to wave while driving his car, so I got an index finger raise instead. Maybe he could give the queen some lessons on not overexerting oneself!