Sunday, March 05, 2006 at 3:50 PM EST
Over the years i’ve seen and heard a lot of things just like many other people have. There are some incidents that i can’t fully remember and certain things that are just not worth telling. This is a crazy world we all live in and unbelievable things often do happen, you can either take it or leave it.
I’ve always been an observant person. I chalk things up to experience, acknowledging that there are numerous types of people doing and behaving in all kinds of ways whether or not you can relate to it or even imagine it.
Three years ago, i attended service for jury duty at a brooklyn courthouse. As i waited along with a large room full of people to be called to go up to one of the rooms where the judges were located, a man walked into our area. He was dark complexioned and came in dressed like royalty. This man literally wore a velvet or velour suit with a long thick bright blue-colored cape that was trimmed in gold hanging over his shoulders, dragging almost down to the ground. And, to top it all off upon his head sat a golden emperor crown. Everyone who sat inside the large room laughed at him, including myself.
Now, i don’t know if this man was high, really considered himself to be a member of a royal family, or just using the get-up as a means to escape from serving jury duty. It could have been all three of my suggestions but whatever it was it all worked out for him because he was able to get out of doing service. Everybody got another good laugh at the man when he left out the room so even if he was crazy he still knew what he was doing!
Years before that, i was riding on a bus during the evening and me and the bus driver caught eye of a guy leaving the driver’s seat of his car to go help his friend pull a girl by her legs as she lay flat on her stomach holding tightly onto the passenger seat with her arms and hands. I watched the bus driver shake his head at the scene. The girl was dressed in a short black jacket, short tight black skirt with black pantyhose, and she wouldn’t budge from that car as she was being pulled. The two guys were dressed casual.
The way i read the situation was that this was probably a girl who’d pissed these guys off bad enough that they were going to leave her stranded. And she was refusing to let them leave her someplace she wasn’t familiar with without any money. People can be so dirty!