20041208

invisible friends are for grown-ups too

i just saw the most wonderfully entertaining thing that i have ever had the privilege to witness. brad and i just went down to 'pizza crepes' to get our midnight snack, as it were, and there was a man on the sidewalk, apparently having a very intense argument with a pole. brad and i exchanged 'that was weird' looks and walked into 'pizza crepes,' leaving the angry man and his argument with the air to have at it on the sidewalk outside.

well, as fate would have it, the man and his argument followed us into 'pizza crepes.' he turned to his invisible friend and said in very angry italian, 'what are you doing here?' - it was really funny, because then he proceeded to have a whole conversation with his invisible friend. about half-way through the part of the conversation that we were able to witness, he ordered a beer and apparently wasn't considerate enough to buy one for his friend... maybe the guy thought that his friend would buy his own... i don't know, but the whole thing has totally made my night.

i know, i know, it's terrible that i would find any sort of joy in someone else's lunacy, but i can't help it... that was some really funny shit. genuinely comical.

3 comments:

Chris said...

was he homeless? because homeless + crazy + liquor = comedy. and yes it is terrible.

natalie said...

i'm not really sure whether he was homeless or not... he had a pretty nice jacket on, but he looked pretty scraggly and stuff... regardless, it was still the funniest thing i've seen in a really long time...

honestyrain said...

awww, poor crazy italian man. awww. and you, an intellectual, laughing at him. so harsh. so cruel. so so so exactly what i would have done. what else are you gonna do? go over and ask if he would like for you to arrange anti lunacy meds and some intensive therapy? or act like you don't SEE him. come on. it was funny, so you laughed.