Tuesday, June 27
A multiple-choice question:
You are in the picture above, in Dolores Park, San Francisco, and you are sitting in the grass under a palm tree. It is a beautiful day outside and you have elected to take your dinner out to the park, where you sit eating and chatting with four of your friends. You are in the middle of packing up your belongings and gathering your trash when, low and behold you discover, laying in the grass beside you, a used syringe. You:
a) Break off the tip, wrap it in a plastic bag and dispose of it, being extremely cautious while doing so.
b) Drop everything to alert the authorities.
c) Chuck it in the trash.
d) Leave it for someone else to deal with.
e) Lick its tip.
Guess which one my friend HJ (accidentally) did.
Told in the Point-of-View "Third-Person Obnoxious" this story would go like this:
"It all started with a quiet, pleasant picnic between friends Tom, HJ, Chelsea, Michelle, and James. It was early evening and the air was cool. They were living it up and sharing it all. The laughs. The food. The bodily fluids.
And then they found it.
Suffice it to say they freaked the fuck out.
This freaking the fuck out was quite an uproarious sight, for Chelsea, ever the photographer, then pulled out her camera and HJ, ever the culinary adventurer, then pulled out his tongue, and James, ever the internet journalist, then pulled out his laptop."
at 12:09 AM