I've been peoplewatching today on my day off. I love to take the train or bus into the city, grab a drink at a cafe or shop, find a comfy place to sit and look around for a bit.
Things I've seen today:
-Woman walking to work in North Sydney, wearing suede stilleto heels with metal bows on the side. What function do the metal bows serve? Are they like spy shoes? Do the bows shoot out and trip up unsuspecting foes?
-Man walking his Springer Spaniel puppy, which was wearing what looked to be a very comfy and warm blue doggy sweater. The puppy's tail was doing the wag backandforthandbackandforth thing that puppy tails do, as if to say, "I'm so happy we're going for a walk!! I'm SO happy we're on a WALK! OMG it's more people ahead!! THANK you for taking me on a WALK!!!". I love dogs so much.
-Somehow I always seem to walk down the side of the street that has the petitioners, or the protesters, or the pushy salespeople. Today it was the Amnesty International folks. I do respect the work of the organization, I do. But standing in front of me, to the point where I have to stop, avoid your outstretched hand and WALK AROUND you - that's both just plain rude and idiotic. One of these days they're going to get clubbed by someone. Was I ever that idealistic about an idea or organization in my twenties? Wait, DON'T ANSWER THAT.
-Starbucks is always packed full of people who are studying or reading or posting on their iPhones. Tee hee!