Day 162: June 18th, 2012 = COMPLETE!!!!!
Cardio was = Walking
Dance of the Day was = “Black Horse & The Cherry Tree” by KT Tunstall
Improvised Acting Video I uploaded to my other blog was = “Nut Cracker Torture”
Anything to Note =
An odd thing happened on the subway today – there was dueling people asking for money. I’ve never seen that before. I’ve seen dueling musicians on the platform but this was within one small subway car.
I hear “Ladies and Gentlemen….” to my right and then suddenly to my left, a split second later, I hear another “Ladies and Gentlemen…”
At first I thought they might be working together in some way as that would be a good idea to get the attention of the whole subway car, to be on opposite ends, but then I quickly realized they were not.
The one to my right was homeless and in need and the other one to my left was homeless and in need too. But, also blind.
So who do you give to?
I am going to have to say the blind man wins. Wins – not the right word, the wrong word really, but in this case, the exact word.
The blind man made his way up the car as the other sat back, so the other obviously understood he could not compete against someone who was blind. In fact he didn’t compete at all. He hung back while he watched the blind man make his way down the car, collecting his money in his outright cap, smacking the feet of those around with his stick to move out of his way.
I’m not even sure the blind man heard the other try to start his speech first.
Or maybe he did. I don’t know.
I felt bad for the other homeless guy actually as he hung back waiting for the next stop so he could get off and try to collect on a non-competing subway car.
He just looked so defeated. And a little embarrassed that he had started with his “Ladies and Gentlemen….” to only be cut short. He knew those of us around him had heard him. Were watching him.
Right before we reached the next stop, an older woman reached over and gave him a little something. I think she felt sorry for him too.
I know there are a lot of homeless people begging but in my 8 years here I have never encountered two competing for the price of one.