Scoot Commute

International City

Posted in Buddy St. Tropez (Franz Biberkopf), Daily Commute by sbahn on 2009/05/12

As I walked across the street (or should I say “Avenue”) this morning, two of the girls were getting in their car and heading out for the day. First sighting: two white girls from middle-class backgrounds.

I pull the scoot out of the garage and head left onto Broad Street. Second sighting: a parking lot full of white men in dark dress suits at the Gallogly Funeral Home. (Edit: The funeral was for Vincent P. Gallogly who passed away at the age of 80. Good long life.)

Not half a block up, third sighting: three black women with large swathes of twisted fabric covering their heads and one carrying something on the top of her head. Africans.

One more block, just past St Joseph’s Hospital, fourth sighting: multi-generational Latino family (from an older man to a young ‘un in a stroller) waiting at the light to cross Broad St.

You never know who you’ll see on Broad Street. I like living here.

It’s decided to rain for the scoot home. Not a proper rain, but a too lazy to actually drop with any regularity rain that makes the streets slippery. Yeah, thumb’s up Mother Nature.


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