Wednesday, May 24, 2006

Sudan, Tattoos and a Furry Helmet

One of the things I love about my college is the plethora of interesting people I come into contact with.

This morning I was talking with a student of mine who is from Sudan. I discovered that he speaks four languages and that his father has three wives. As we were walking across campus we overheard a group of girls chatting, he pointed towards them and said, ‘Those girls are from Somalia.’

It was a pretty glum day today, bad news kept crossing my desk. So I decided the heck with it, I broke free of my office and left to soak up some sun before my evening class. I followed the path to my car and ended up walking behind a young fellow with a colorful tattoo that covered his entire right calf. “I’ve never seen a hibiscus flower on a tattoo before.” “Really?” he asked incredulous. “I’ve got them all over.” “That’s nice,” was all I could think to say.

A motorcycle was parked behind my car, and strapped to its handlebars was a helmet. The rider had outfitted it with a furry striped tail and two floppy ears.

People are amazing.

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1 comment:

Johntex said...

She's been hired?