World at My Feet: CRUISE THE CROWD

The sun is shining at last, claiming it’s rightful throne from the bi-polar ice queen called Winter as it warms my dark and baggy jeans-clad legs and my Ultraviolence T-shirt with a pin-striped jacket covered back as I walk between the footpath and the many mowed lawns of a street to get down to the local traino, savoring the combined smell of a sunny day and mowed lawns, freshly cut by something branded with Victa or Stihl, pushed around by clothed apes called blokes with the curse of next-to-none in fashion sense. Next, was the traino itself which on the inside, resembled the bones of an overgrown, dead whale (NOTE: If I could make it into a landmark, the Japanese will be camping out like Star Wars fans to a movie premier for days on end.), which has a while to complete anyway. Tagging on to the SmartRider, I sit down, minding my own beeswax and two ladies (one with a bicycle, one with bright red hair sliding at the magenta color scale) were going at each other because the one with the hair didn’t have any change, so I decided to give her forty-cents out of the blue, feeling that she would need the small change more than I would, since I got my pay the previous day. I felt like a balloon about to take to the skies. I didn’t have a word for this, but now I do: generousity. Guess small gestures do count in this country of rowdy hoons, people with no fashion sense and generally bad habits.

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  1. how did she react when you gave her the forty cents? i got 1 cent from a lady queueing behind me and i was so surprised and grateful! i was hollering at my friend who was at the table a few metres away for that one cent, and she gave it to me. i know, i’m cheap, haha. i don’t do this every time, i promise!

  2. She was quite surprised, since was hoping that her friend would have some small change somewhere.

  1. August 28th, 2008

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