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Saturday, June 04, 2005

why can't we all just get along?

Originally uploaded by kristalynn.

my vancouver friends complain about how hard it is to meet people because everyone seems too cold and "into their work". i find montrealers will not warm up to you. i attribute this to the language thing. people are afraid of offending you by greeting you in the wrong language, so they just avoid doing it altogether. plus it's the city of not holding the door for the person behind you. the most seemingly civil person will slam the bank door right in your face. time and time again.

i eat a banana every day for breakfast. bananas are filling, good for me, and ease my monthly menses discomfort with its high potassium levels.

while visiting my sister in vancouver, my banana and i were headed out for a morning coffee. i peeled it while waiting for the elevator. when the elevator arrived, the doors opened and revealed a young gentleman, also participating in the act of eating a morning banana.

we stood frozen staring at each other, both of our mouths poised for oral entry.

i realized that the elevator doors were going to close on us if we were to continue staring at each other. i couldn't contain myself any more and started to laugh - a good loud, hearty laugh. i entered the elevator and said, "hey".

was this one of those cold, "too busy with work" types who would be too embarrassed to acknowledge that we shared a banana moment?

not so much. by the time we got to the ground floor, i learned that he was in toronto over the weekend and had caught a cold by kissing too many guys.

"friggin' homosexuals", he said with trademark gay sarcasm.

i tsked. "they should have more consideration," i said and held the door for him.

his eyes widened. "they SHOULD!" he turned on his heel and waved at me, "enjoy your coffeeeee...!"


At June 13, 2005, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I love the banana moment you shared with that man. It makes me feel good inside. -kjc


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