31 May 2009

Just Another Sunday in the City

Encountered on Yonge Street:

Meth addict (to Patrick): Hey, man. Hey, can I talk to you for a second?


* Jen thinks to herself: UUUUUGGGGHHH. *

Meth addict: Thanks, man. Thanks, man. There are so many assholes in this city. Anyway. I'm having the worst time. I just got out of jail today. I haven't eaten in a week. My Grandmother just died. Do you know where Scarborough is? I have to get to Scarborough. This is the worst day. I'm so hungry and I need to get to my Grandmother's funeral and some guy stole my ...

Jen: I'm really sorry but we can't help you today. Good luck and I hope things improve for you.

Meth addict: FUCK YOU, BITCH! I CAN'T BELIEVE HOW RUDE PEOPLE ARE IN THIS CITY!!! *Inaudible swearing as he darts off*

Jen: Pretty sure I said that as politely as I could have.

Patrick: Emily Post back there would disagree.

Jen: Fuck you.

Patrick: See? Rude. You're what's decaying this fine city. You and your sentence-interrupting ways.


Anonymous,  3:04 pm, June 01, 2009  

I think that guy approached me a month ago. Same story. Same anger issues.

Alison 9:33 am, June 02, 2009  

good ol Toronto!!

I know a quite girl who years ago said "I'm soryy" when solicited for $$. When the woman went off on her with "fuck you!" my friend responded "No, fuck you!! Do you have to worry about rent? Student loans? NO!! So FUCK YOU!!"

She was having an off day :)

Anonymous,  3:51 pm, June 04, 2009  

Your husband should have stuck up for you. What a meanie. And what a weirdo. I've heard some pretty loud cries for help in my day, but none as preposterous as that.

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