My most favourite Subway maintenance worker came up to me today on the platform &, his words clothed in his thick Eastern European accent, said; “You. You were in the paper”
“What?” I said.
“You were in the paper.” He said, pointing at me.”The newspaper you know? The New York Post. I think not more than15 days ago”
“Ummm, I don’t think I was, really…”
“No, you were. I saw. Hold on’s…I be right back. I go upstairs”
“Ok” I said as I went back to my singing. Not more than five minutes passed & he was back, newspaper in hand.
“Here, see, it’s you” he said as he held up & pocked at the crinkled newspaper picture of …..Katy Couric. Omg,who knew Katie busked? It just goes to show, how we see ourselves is SO not how others see us #peoplearefunny
“Heidi, I thought we had an agreement? You wouldn’t sing & I wouldn’t bother¬†you?”
“Oh that that First Amendment thing again, we’ve heard of that, it doesn’t matter, you’re still getting a ticket”
(Lean in & Whispered) “This platform is actually a terrorist target”
“Technically you’re not doing anything illegal, but you still can’t do it”
“I’m gonna give you a ticket ’cause my supervisor wants to see I’m doing something useful, but once I”m gone you can start singing again”
“Have you ever thought of conforming?”¬†#seriously?