Friday, January 27

The couple on MUNI

Last night on the MUNI I saw the happiest couple I’d ever seen. When they got on they were already laughing, drunk on alcohol and love. The girl carried five or six small stuffed animals, which was too many for one person to carry. They were falling out of her arms--there was even one in the hood of her hoodie(!) They looked so happy to be together and alive, and I wanted to take their picture.

Of course, I didn’t have my camera. I never have it when I see something like that. It must be Murphy’s Law or something. I wonder if I only walked around without it whether I’d see more great things like that everyday. I’d be willing to make that deal; to be able to see beauty like that and not be able to take its picture.

It was dangerous to the image I had built up in my mind, but curiosity was killing me so I asked the guy how they had obtained so many stuffed animals. It turns out he had won them in one of those machines with the claw in it. “You must be pretty good,” I told him and he laughed and shook off the compliment. “There’s a trick to it." He proceeded to tell me, but of course, I don’t remember what he said, other than something vague about moving the thing around and working the way the claw is positioned.

But, God, it made me want to try.

9 comments:

jenneral said...

Awww, I like looking at cute couples, so you should attach a camera to your body to ensure I don't miss seeing another.

Trevor said...

Most of the time when I see a "cute couple", I do the whole "head-crushing" thing off Kids In The Hall to the guy.

It never seems to work in real life, though...

Robb said...

As half of a cute couple myself, I take offense.
Also, I'M CRRRRUSHING YOUR HEAD!

James said...

Normally I hate them too, but I think it was something about all those damn stuffed animals that made me get all girly and shit.

Or I'm just a closet romantic posing as a cynical not-so-old coot.

Benny said...

I hate cute couples because I'm half of one and no one can tell because he lives so very far away.

So I just look like a lonley bag lady when I ride public transportation. Maybe if I carried five or six stuffed animals, someone would take MY picture.

Regards,

Benny

Trevor said...

James, you're not a closet romantic. You're just gay...

Now go watch Love Story and cry into your popcorn........

James said...

Trev, your barbs are really striking a chord with me. A fey Rufus Wainwright-esque chord. Like an F major seven. Or a B flat.

Men reading fashion magazines, indeed!

And B, I'm sure you make an adorably snobby old bag lady.

Benny said...

J-by! Go-go-go see my blog! Pretend like you're really shocked if you've seen it before now!

Regaaaaawds,

Benny

James said...

Nooooooo!

Say it ain't so!