25 May

While walking back from the sandwich shop where I bought a Philadelphia hoagie, I was walking behind (about five feet, maybe 2 seconds) a little old lady. She stopped at the light of a busy intersection. Noticing she didn’t press the button on the lightpole for the pedestrian light, I pressed the button.

Oldlady: Do you really think that helps?
Me: sure it does!
Oldlady: This is a long light I’ve been standing here for 5 minutes!
Me: OK
Time passes about 20 sec.
Me: OK our turn now.


12 Responses to “Overheard”

  1. Fe-lady May 25, 2006 at 6:03 pm #

    The next time she comes to that intersection, I bet she presses the button..whad’ya think? :-)(I hope she said “thanks!”)

  2. The Spandex-King May 25, 2006 at 6:16 pm #

    Life is so hard for some people. The answers are right there in front of them. But they just never find them. I bet tomorrow it’s the same thing for this lady.

  3. Cliff May 25, 2006 at 6:17 pm #

    Answer to all life’s problem…PRESS THE BUTTON… 🙂

  4. Oldman May 25, 2006 at 6:44 pm #

    Actualy she had been standing there all of 2 seconds before me….

  5. Bolder May 25, 2006 at 8:14 pm #

    that’s classic!

  6. Deene May 25, 2006 at 8:18 pm #

    she was just flirting with the nice young man that hit the button :)do you read the funny stuff http://www.overheardinnewyork.com ?

  7. LouBob May 26, 2006 at 10:20 pm #

    Pounding on the button ALWAYS makes it go faster, it gives you something to do while your waiting anyway. It’s so seldom I get to play with “technology” like light buttons too!

  8. PuddyRat May 28, 2006 at 6:32 pm #

    It’s all about perspective, isn’t it? In her mind, she HAD been there for five minutes. It’s just that her mind hadn’t caught up with reality. God, I hope I never get to that point.

  9. Bridget May 30, 2006 at 12:36 am #

    That’s a funny story. I agree with Deene, she must have been flirting at you.

  10. april anne May 30, 2006 at 1:09 am #

    Happy Memorial Day Oldman! How is life in Penn?

  11. Anonymous March 15, 2007 at 11:20 am #

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