08 January 2013

Confusing the Bystanders

If you're going to commit to buying used, for economic and/or ecological reasons, you might find yourself walking through Chinatown with skis, boots, and poles on your back, on a sunny 45-degree day with no snow in sight anywhere.
Photo: Douglas Morse

And the responses from bystanders and passersby are likely to run the gamut from amused to mystified to all kinds of baffled.

As the Talking Heads put it, "You may ask yourself, Well, How did I get here? / Letting the days go by, water flowing underground."