Saturday, October 02, 2010

On the bus


In Uruguay, I was once on a very crowded bus when this rather creepy looking man got on and began pushing his way down the aisle, announcing loudly, "CAREFUL! CAREFUL! There's an alligator in this box! It'll bite your hand off!" These declarations continued as he moved towards the back of the bus. In his hands he held a poorly taped up cardboard box. People cleared for him. He sat down only a seat behind and to the side of me, and I was privileged to listen as he expounded on the dangers of his toothed friend to his lucky neighbor for the entire trip.

I should ride the bus more.

Also, I've been obsessed with goldfish lately.

7 comments:

madi said...

:)

Hilary said...

Embarrassing confession: the little girl made me tear up a bit. Ah, nostalgia. Not that I've encountered strange alligator-wielding men regularly.

Anyway, this is fantastic. Love the goldfish. And the cat ear muffs. Wonderful.

Jake Wyatt said...

I love the bus. AND that drawing.

Scott C. Gwynn said...

Nice!

Julie said...
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Julie said...

erfect emotion in the drawing! Love it, but love the background story more...:)

Julie said...

That is supposed to say "Perfect"...ugh...