That Guy, 59th Street A/C/E station, New York City Thursday, May 24, 2012
Lest you worry that this here site was taking a turn for the gloomy and dire, I thought I would liven things up with a little pre-long-weekend treat.
Behold, That Guy! I suppose I could also just refer to him as That Shirt, but really there is so much more to celebrate here. First of all, That Guy stood patiently for a good five minutes as I tried to un-freeze my iPhone and take this photo. Second of all, he knew the owner of the subway bodega, who high-fived him. Third of all, and this is now totally heartbreaking - That Guy was hearing impaired. He kept pointing to his ears and finally had to execute some pretty badass sign language before I got it.
Let’s all think about that for a moment as we finalize our plans, hop in our cars, calibrate our playlists, and fire up our inevitable grills. Unlike all of us bobbing along to Beach House in our headphone cocoons or gabbing into our various devices about the traffic, the drama, the craziness, That Guy is out there, in complete, utter, silence.
And he’s still partying.
Happy Memorial Day weekend, everyone and all.