He wore a Captain America Watch
Third and Madison
As I was watching people waiting for their buses it occurred to me that
I have only written about the homeless or odd characters that I see on the
streets. I had to ask myself why? As a people watcher the odd people stick out
and gain the most attention I guess, but aren’t we all odd? I think all of us consider ourselves unique
and rightly so, and for whatever reason we may not show the world how unique we
are, but I heard once that you can not escape from being yourself.
Dressing for work is not what it used
to be. Casual Friday has turned into
Casual week. (At least here in Seattle) There
are exceptions of course, and those people stick out more … Perhaps they are
Lawyers, Accountants, Upper Management?
Mostly I see Jeans, sometimes black jeans, sometimes docker sort of
things, button-down shirts, rarely do I see ties now. There is one Gentleman, very stylishly chosen
items, If you have ever seen one of Gregory Porters videos ( Jazz Singer with a
great sense of style, that is only surpassed by his fantastically great voice)
This Gentleman dresses similarly, except its all about 1 size or 2 too small,
He must be in his late 60s and I’m guessing at this point in his life he is not
going to buy any new clothes. Blue
blazer, white button-down shirt with an orange plaid, bright flower tie, light
beige vest, tan slacks and brown wing tips, fedora, white beard neatly trimmed,
semi long hair. Some days he has a walking
stick, somedays when he works at home, a briefcase. Ill Scan his card and say good
afternoon, he repeats “good afternoon sir”
He wears a Captain America Watch.
Its Mid-Summer here, days are over 75
and most 80 or more,
A young, beautiful Asian woman walks
by in a ¾ length black leather skirt with a heavy sweater chevron pattern in
gold and orange
I saw her walking from a block away,
I scan her card she smells like lilacs, hair is perfect and no sign at all she
might be warm under all that heavy clothing.
Not long ago, I walked through the
Seattle version of the Amazon Jungle, Its where Amazon has centered itself here, I recommend
going there if you haven’t seen it yet, I’m convinced as you walk through there
your stepping into the future of how business is done. Lots of dogs leashed to their owners, tablets
or laptops on Bistro tables, people talking over their screens sharing info as
they upload documents to each other then move to the next person, Fresh fruit
is handed out for free by vendors, health food, veggie and fruit smoothies, and
a dog café and indoor dog park where people work as their dogs socialize.
No suits in site.
A Security man dressed in a black
uniform and black-tie walks by a couple of the dogs take notice and sniff the
air after him then go back to their business.
A couple from Rome approached me
today for directions and info, he dressed in casual slacks, salmon colored
polo, she in capri pants and white blouse over a yellow tube top, they were beautiful,
he looked like Cary Grant, she wasn’t far behind Sofia Loren. She is a Contracts Lawyer in Rome, He’s a Banker,
they are spending the summer on our west coast and just came up from Oregon
yesterday. They wanted info on how to get to the Ballard locks. Also, did I know a place to buy some football
magazines? Her brother is a fan of the Redskins…. I pointed them to Bartells, they came back a
few minutes later, huge smile on her face that she scored a couple of great
We chatted a bit and laughed easily
with each other, he took a selfie with the 3 of us, I gave them a pair of free bus
passes waved to them as they left my stop, both of them blew me a kiss as they