Yesterday in the Loop blew my mind. 49 years ago, I was too young to get it. But as I sat slugging papers, a man comes up to me, maybe 70 years old, and tells me he wants a copy of every newspaper. Old school Italian guy named Alfredo. He gave it all to me the way my dad would have explained it.
This was at 6:00 am.
"What are you doing here now?" I asked.
"I want a good spot. Gonna be a crowd today, and I don't have 49 years in me for the next one."
"Right here's a good spot," I said. He pulled out his folded chair, and I sat on me, and we talked until we had to stand and cheer.
It beats hearing about Blagojevich and those whiners who are all in a tizzy about Sarah Palin's boobs. If I want conversation about nothing, I can just hook into whatever Miley Cyrus or Justin Bieber is talking about.