There isn’t much point to this story except that it cracked me up when it happened. I was walking to the bus. It’s raining, actually make that that it’s pouring. As I approach the stop where I usually wait, this woman runs at me. She can’t speak much English and all she keeps saying is, “Come on! Come on! Come on!” I let her lead me, and she leads me not to the bus, but into the bus shelter. Then she grabs my hood, and shakes it out and trying to be all motherly, puts it on my head. On any other day, I probably would have been like I’m ok! But going in the shelter semed like a good idea anyway. There were a bunch of people in there, so I asked one of them to tell me when a certain bus, the 52 comes. So I’m standing there, and a bus starts to come in. The lady who can’t speak much english starts to get excited. She says, “52! 52!” and runs outside with me. Then she looks at the bus and says in a sad voice, “Aww, 51! 51!” It just cracked me up. She then runs back in the shelter again. Then the 52 comes, and sure enough she gets all excited again and puts me in the line to get on, and then, like magic, she’s gone.
I don’t know what it was about her exactly that cracked me up, I guess the fact that she really really wanted to help me, even though she couldn’t speak much English, and the fact that she was trying to take care of me. Random people try to do that to me all the time, and I don’t know why. One day I was walking down the street and it was cold, and this random stranger patted my head and said, “Where’s your hat? I’m telling your mother.” I laughed so hard, cause mom’s like 6 hours away. And sometimes when I pick up milk at the store, the guy selling it to me gets all worked up and says, “How are you going to carry that home?” Man it makes me laugh.
Anyway like I said at the beginning, there wasn’t much point to this story, except to say that some people just crack me up sometimes. Maybe I’ll write up more adventures of me walking around, I seem to have a fair number of them.