Tuesday, April 10, 2007

There's Such a Fine Line Between Stupid and Clever

“Don’t make eye contact, don’t make eye contact,” the DNB warns me under his breath as we wait for the light to change. It's Date Night, and we're on our way back from dinner.

“What?” I ask.

“With the bum looking for a light for his cigarette, don’t make eye contact.” The street light changes and we pull away.

“Seems that matches would be easier to come by than a cigarette, for a bum. Matches are cheaper.”

“But they get wet,” he explains.

“Well, you can put matches between your legs to keep them dry.”

The DNB looks over at me, then back at the road, then back at me.

“I’m just saying, even if you’re homeless, there are ways to keep your matches dry.”

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

Tell the DNB his logic doesn't work-- cigarettes get wet, too, you know.