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The Hipster on the Bus

[Also posted to my new wordpress blog, but I haven't got around to setting up the cross poster thingy yet.]

The other day I was riding the Fillmore 22 bus, headed for the Mission district. It was a weekend, late afternoon, and a group of hipsters boarded, two tipsy girls, one outright drunk guy. The guy almost hit the floor when the bus took off, but one of the girls caught him. Not that you have to be drunk to have that problem — only not holding on. But all sober people know to hold on!

Eventually the bus cleared and they all found seats, and began to talk. It was both sad in the way that means pathetic, and sad in the way which is actually sorrowful. Because poor drunk hipster couldn’t figure out why his friends didn’t stick with him. Why did they talk about him behind his back? Couldn’t they see he was worthwhile? After all, he put a lot of work into his look. People shouldn’t be so superficial to judge him just because his sense of style didn’t exactly match up with theirs.

One of the girls assured him that no, those other so-called-friends were fools. They didn’t appreciate his sense of fashion. He really DID look cool. Anyone could see it.

It is possible I facepalmed at this moment, but I don’t think anyone noticed.


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Mar. 5th, 2012 04:26 am (UTC)
I just facepalmed too! Wow!...but I'm also laughing...sort of. You know.

Mar. 6th, 2012 07:36 am (UTC)
Yeah, I know. I had mostly tuned them out until the girl responded, and I was all, wait, you just reassured your friend WHAT?
Mar. 5th, 2012 02:49 pm (UTC)
Riding a bus is like street theatre. Maybe it is street theatre!
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:40 am (UTC)
Oh my goodness, especially in SF. Recent favorite overheard conversations include an epic battle over garbage pickup, and a schoolteacher relating events around a gunfire incident the prior night (no one hit). Only one of "her kids" had been smart enough to run away, and she was going to have to talk some sense into the rest of them.

Edited at 2012-03-06 07:43 am (UTC)
Mar. 5th, 2012 11:38 pm (UTC)
That's precious!
Mar. 6th, 2012 07:42 am (UTC)
Yes, they were quite something!
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