08 Feb

A funny story from yesterday….

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I decided to walk home from work because the weather was so lovely and it felt like spring. I cut along Kitsilano beach to see the water, and to photograph all the crows and seagulls gathered everywhere. There was an older man sitting on a bench close to the water and he had a huge flock of pigeons, gulls and crows gathered around him on the ground and flying overhead because he was feeding them popcorn. He spotted me taking pictures close by and started talking to me. First he told me a bit about himself, and then he segued into telling me all about his son, with an emphasis on how successful, handsome, and wonderful he is.

Apparently his son’s name is Richard, he works at GM Place, and he is about 6’4". He went on and on about his son, so I finally asked him, "are you trying to find a woman for your son?" He said "yes". I had to laugh. He even went so far as to tell me his address, and invited me to drop by sometime for a drink (to be prepared by his lovely wife).

I did not get the older man’s name and he refused to let me take his picture, but it made for a fun afternoon.

2 comments

  1. I think it is awesome that he felt safe and open enough to talk to you like that! I think that people are sometimes a little to much on guard with it comes to chatting with others 🙂

  2. I think I get chatted up quite a lot here in Vancouver. People are friendlier here – at least compared to where I am from.

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