Jan 22, 2012

18 Entrepreneurial? Self-Conversation, Vomit Shower

Yonge & Dundas in TorontoSAM_3064

Entrepreneurial?

What’s your take on an enterprising person? I sometimes observe some things that simply make me wonder. Here SAM_3063SAM_3066sits this dude, Caucasian, late twenties to mid thirties about 155-170 lbs, he seems in fairly good health yet here he established himself on the corner of Dundas and Yonge opposite Dundas Square in minus 9 cold, windy, freezing weather with 3 buckets (2 to drum on and 1 to collect the money) and a symbol beating a sometimes rhythmic melody that at time flowed into jumbled off beat rhythms – am guessing cause his hands get tired and I ask myself is this entrepreneurial? Is this enterprising? What are your thoughts?

Loud Self-Conversation

She practically bounced in the train a slight giggle on her lips, her full figure body tightly clad in black as she slammed herself down in the seat beside me. My bag sitting next to me on my right pushed slightly into my side from the momentum of her sitting. I remained silent. My bag was feather light no real harm was done; apart from the few moments it took to note her appearance and feel her oomph as she sat I was unphased by her and returned to my reading. Shortly after however I began to hear short snatches of rumbling and grumbling burst conversations. I looked up slightly to my right and realized she was talking to herself. My awareness peeked I split my attention between my book and her attentive to any sudden escalation in her tone and behaviour that would signal to me its time to move.

Beneath my eyes I observed her, she was young between 19-23, she wasn’t too heavily made up and she didn’t emit any foul odour except for the sporadic burst of self-talk she seemed ok. Fifteen minutes into the ride it became evident that I would have to move as she became increasingly unstable as she began to shout, “jelly beans,” and she would giggle, “I love the carebears,” snort, snort, and giggle. By the time we reached Victoria Park subway I knew I had to move immediately because she just bust out laughing so loudly that I jumped inwardly. I was uneasy. I looked at her, she rocked back and forth laughing and her eyes seemed a bit glassy. I got up gently as the doors were about to open as if I were about to leave and simply walked seven seats down away from her. In a small prayer I pray that she’d be ok and that I’d be safe and return to my reading though remained alert.

Vomit Shower (Observation of my daughter and her friend Blue)

They boarded the blue night bus 3 am in the morning. The club was jumping and they were tired but happy from partying all night. The bus was a bit packed from partiers alike. They managed to secure a spot half-way down the bus when an inebriated gentleman boarded the bus. He swayed precariously. He stunk of alcohol and belched loudly that signalled to my daughter that all was not well. She looked at him cautiously and heard him say to himself, “I don’t feel so good;” My daughter shook her friend Blue and whispered, “lets move to the back,” he of course not understanding her reasoning began to argue but she quickly shut him up with a sharp shout of his name and they both moved to the back of the bus. There they were able to procure two seats.

The inebriated gentleman now seated was behind a young couple. They were engrossed in conversation when suddenly the inebriated man began to vomit and vomited on top of the young man’s head bathing and the rest of his body in vomit. The girlfriend started crying and screaming eeeeww. Everyone on the bus made an oooh in unison and the young man in shock and anger jumped up swearing, “what the fuck, what the fuck, oh fuck,” and angrily punched the drunken man and shoved him out the bus. The bus driver blissfully unaware was alerted to the incident by the shouts and screms and immediately put the bus out of service calling in the incident. He locked himself inside the cubicle and refused to come out, exclaiming, “oh this is nasty shit, oh yuck, get somebody out here!” he shouted into the phone.. “ Oh Lord bring a change of clothes for the poor man, Oh! Shit! “Sir what size do you wear?” he shouted to the man from his driver’s seat. “oh shit! This is nasty!”

The young man was furious beyond words his girlfriend who got some bits and pieces of vomit from the spew just kept crying and going eeeew, eeeeew while my daughter and her friend Blue cringed in the back of the bus and tried not to regurgitate themselves from the sight of it all. Blue was thankful she bullied him to move.

18 comments:

  1. The guy with the buckets - I'd call him a beggar. You didn't seem too impressed with his "work", so.....

    Ewwww. I mean...ewwwww. The poor guy. Ewwwww! Seriously! I'm glad it wasn't your daughter and her friend that were showered. UGH. Glad she moved.

    Thanks for your comment this morning. It meant a lot to me. =)

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    1. No i was not impressed what did impress me though was the committment it took to sit out there for hours drumming in the cold, I mean couldn't that same committment be fueled into getting a job with some guarantee of stable income? Perhaps that is just my take on it as we all have our views and ways in which we govern our lives.

      hmmmm, she was glad she moved toooo.....i know that young man will never forget the experience or likely to stand close to anyone even resembling drunk.

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  2. I think the panhandler needs to look for a job. The fast food places are always hiring.

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    1. Its puzzling isn't it, one won't work in the traditional sense but will spend hours in freezing weather to beg for a dollar. Go figure, free will and all that.

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  3. All I can say is eeeeewwww. Wouldn't wanna behold such a sight

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    1. I know right, my daughter was reading my entry and informed me that the drunken guy was standing on the seat so it was indeed a shower....yuck, yuck and yuck.

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  4. Yuckkkk. I'd hate to be the guy who was vomited on.

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    1. Not something he is likely to forget am sure.

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  5. Who knows why the guy chose to drum in freezing temperatures for money as opposed to taking an entry level job. Perhaps this earns him more or he has a criminal record. Maybe he's nuts. There are plenty of those people walking among us.
    Finding somebody out of control drunk late in the evening/early in the morning is not that unusual. Getting vomited on is not the way to end the evening though.

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    1. hmmmmm, i know eh, those are some of the possibilities that crossed my mind too, in the end i just tell myself, don't judge everyone have the right to govern their lives as they see fit.

      Can you imagine, the drunk was lucky all he got was a punch and thrown off the bus, some other person might have done a lot more.

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  6. This is soooo funny...hilllarious!!! Just the excited utterances, not the shower! Just funny! Thanks for my laugh today, glad I came by because this is exactly what I needed.

    Blessings to you also my friend.

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    1. Laughter is good medicine. Glad I can oblige you. Take care and do stop in anytime.

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  7. The first guy is not an entrepreneur. Anyone giving him money is not because of his skills rather it is out of pity that he is doing it in the cold and for hours.
    As for the vomit incident, I can just imagine how the guy who was puked on felt. Totally gross

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    1. well then i guess one could call him enterprising then if he knows staying long enough will garner sympathy and money. I guess its working for him huh.

      Totally gross just about covers it.

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  8. Jeez..Really was an Eeewww Moment,as for the drummer boy..i`d say he is there coz he loves drumming :D

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    1. Yes it was.
      I guess that one way of looking at it.

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  9. OH my sooo funny and not so funny so glad your daughter moved to. This is a very good post Rhapsody thanks for the Laugh today much obliged. Sheila

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    1. It is said that laughter is the best medicine, glad i can oblige.

      My daughter was glad she moved too....to this day she remembers, shivers and goes eeewwww.

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