Monday, March 13, 2006


While walking downtown on Saturday, I saw something that still isn't sitting right with me: There was an old lady taking a piss on the curb of Second Avenue and 13th. It's not like she was squatting, but rather standing, legs slightly splayed, and letting it go from under her dress. She wasn't homeless -- or at least she didn't look it. Just an old lady in a dowdy skirt, who wasn't going to wait for the convenience of a toilet. At her age, she has apparently jettisoned all pride out of the airlock.

I don't like to watch strange people urinate; I suppose I should have stated at the outset.