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new day, new conversation

Okay, if you liked yesterdays... here's today's bizarre conversation of the day:

I was walking home from the bus, past the shady section of town. As is fairly usual, a random teenage girl walking behind me said "hey... hey, you. yeah, I'm talking to you," so I nodded slightly, continuing my gait, and said "yeah?"

Still as usual, her next question was "Can I bum a dollar?" This happens at least once every day or two as I'm walking back, sometimes teenagers, sometimes older men or women. But now here's where it got odd:

Teenage girl: Can I bum a dollar from you? (flippantly)
Me: No.
[I turn my head back forwards]
Teenage girl: Okay. Well hey... do you want a dollar?
Me: What?? No. [dumbfounded]
Teenage girl: [waving a dollar in my face] I'll give you a dollar if you answer 5 questions for me.
Me: No thanks.
[We're still both walking along, she has another teenage friend with her walking too.]
Teenage girl: C'mon. It'll be fun. You just have to answer 5 questions, it won't take long.
Me: [intrigued now] Alright, ask.
Teenage girl: Is this small? [holds up her fingers up vertically about 2.5 inches apart]
Me: well, um...
[trying to think of a way to explain the relativity of scale to her, and how scale is entirely dependant on context...
one thing that crossed my mind was "for a neuton, it's pretty big... for a neutron star, however, it's pretty small]
Teenage girl's friend: ...for a dick
Me: Yes.
Teenage girl: [to her friend] SEE, I TOLD YOU SO!
Teenage girl: [to me] Okay, what about this... [holds her fingers up sideways, less than an inch apart]
Is that small? Like when it's really thin, thin enough you can stick it up your nose and stuff?
Me: Yes.
Teenage girl: [to her friend] I knew it, man.
Teenage girl: [to me] here's your dollar [holding out dollar again]
Me: No thanks, I was just curious what you were going to ask.
Teenage girl: Okay [puts dollar away].
Me: That wasn't 5 questions though. What happened to the other 3?
Teenage girl: [shrugs, continues talking to her friend and ignores me]

Yes, another day in santa cruz. I'm no longer that surprised when odd things happen. The other day I saw a guy with a tshirt that said "Keep Santa Cruz Weird." I'm very much on board with him there, it's such an interesting place to live.


( 3 comments — Leave a comment )
Nov. 27th, 2003 10:11 am (UTC)
I think if santa cruz manages to keep its steady supply of LSD-25, it'll stay weird, no matter how far the gentrification goes.
Nov. 29th, 2003 02:51 pm (UTC)
one can only hope :)
Dec. 2nd, 2003 06:54 am (UTC)
What idiots! :P
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