New Paltz moment

At the counter of the Muddy Cup this afternoon, patiently waiting for my chamomile. Struck by a sudden odour, I look behind me. Dreadlock guy. In chain mail. With a dog. Dog is not wearing chain mail. I sit down with my tea; he asks for a big cup of water. Margaret must be in a good mood, she gives it to him without any guff. I figure it’s for his dog. Minute or two later, I’m gazing out the window. He’s outside, looking at his reflection in the glass, moving a piece of plastic rhythmically over his face. I look closer. It’s a disposable razor. He got the water so he could shave himself.

Still not sure what to make of this.


One Response

  1. I’d say ouch. No soap.

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