September 17th, 2006


Video Store Dude

So last night I was standing outside Nice Guy Eddie's, a bar on Houston and Avenue A in Manhattan, at around 1 AM, having a cigarette with some friends when I noticed this vaguely familiar-looking guy on the already crowded sidewalk. He was hairy and carrying a guitar in a soft case on his back. He was with two other hairy guys who also had guitars.

The vaguely familiar one saw me and said to his friends, "Hey, it's video store dude!"

Miles from my own neighborhood, not even in the same borough, one o'clock in the morning in front of a bar I've never been to before, and someone recognized me from the video store.

It was a funny small-world moment and a frightening vision of my future all at the same time.