The New Boredom

Mah and Newer. Manure.

This Week In: Signs I’m Aging

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I get on the bus this morning to get myself to work. I’m sort of towards the end of this one line’s run so before it gets to me, it picks up plenty of other folks and is usually busy. Well it’s “everyone get to work” time and the buss is standing room only. Except for this one asshole. I’m standing right next to him and he’s got some art project sprawled out over the entire seat. Despite there being plenty of room for this elderly guy to sit down, this kid really needs to get this project done and he’s frantically coloring stuff in and wizzing around the paper with his pen- so you know, fuck that old guy; he can stand. I look down at the kid and I can’t tell how old he is at all. He’s dressed in a baseball hat covering either a $5- or-a-did-it-himself haircut, some dirty tee shirt with Sesame Street characters on it, and he has a soft lunchbox by his side. Could be 14. Could be 20. I don’t know. Then I look down at his project and it confuses me even more. He has drawn an elephant dancing on top of a rainbow saying “where are my ears?!”… and this is not the work of any kind of real art school student. It’s got the scraggly chicken scratch style of pen work you associate with either a person in rehab or a 6 year old. The rainbow was clearly done by gripping a fist full of markers and dragging them all at once in an arch.

The question of whether this kid will get off at the high school stop or the college stop keeps churning in my head.

And sure enough: college. The kid is in college. This inconsiderate little asswipe goes to college where I work and where I (maybe unfortunately) got my degree.

I guess when you reach a certain point in aging, you just can’t tell how old some young bastard is on the bus anymore.

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Swarm-o-birds. Dang!

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Written by photokevo

September 9, 2010 at 12:07 am

Posted in I Hate You

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  1. dude, i’m gonna be 30 soon.

    and by soon, i mean 2 years.
    me = freaking out

    blunt delivery

    September 10, 2010 at 4:42 am

    • I’m already salty on an Andy Rooney level… I can’t see this going well.

      photokevo

      September 11, 2010 at 1:16 am

  2. epic picture is epic

    you see this shit?

    interesting but iuno about it

    chaloux

    September 10, 2010 at 2:10 pm

    • email reply coming soon.

      photokevo

      September 11, 2010 at 1:16 am


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