Monday, April 13, 2009

Some things worth mentioning

I just wanted to mention a few things from this past week that either made me laugh or touched my heart in some way.
First was when i was sitting in a diner and overheard a little girl ask her father " Why do they make bunnies out of chocolate"? He said " Well, what else are they gonna do with all that chocolate" jeez, I would love to hear his responses later on to her "birds and the bees" questions . . .

While sitting in a bus a woman was speaking on her cell phone for quite a while yapping away as if no one else were there but her. You know the type. . . Well after about 15 minutes of non stop yap she started repeating "Hello"? "Hello"? Hellooo. . . "Hello"! She had to have said hello about ten times. Just then another passenger sitting on the other side of the bus speaks out ""What happened, they hung up on you"? " I woulda hung up on you a long time ago" The entire bus began to laugh, as did I.

As my son Kyle and i were on our way home from the store, and young boy about 10 years old was walking his dog and as he was walking past us he stopped and said " This is Alphie, his name is Alphie" We looked down and saw a little dog looking up for some sort of reaction to this formal introduction. " Hello Alphie, your a fine looking dog. It's good to meet you" I said. Alphie wagged his tail and the boy smiled and they walked on. We watched him and Alphie for a few moments as they walked off. He was proud to be walking his dog and the dog was very happy to be out with him. It brought a smile to our day and Kyle and I gave him the thumbs up.

12 comments:

Sheila said...

I knew I was going to like your blog.... you're a great story teller and you have a knack for finding the positive in a situation. Brains, creativity, kindness and humor... awesome combination.

Julie Magers Soulen said...

Ah, you have captured what it is to be human so well! I love the story of Alphie. You brought a smile to my morning!

anusha said...

heehee..the second story was so funny. I know sometimes I have taken NJ transit to visit relatives at Jersey, and some people are non stop yapping blah blah blah blah..Honey what do you want me to get?? Ketchup?? what kind of Ketchup?? LOL :)
Gosh they are so loud too. Don't they realize others are taking the same mode of transportation as well.
Your posting made me laugh..thnx for sharing

Dominic Philibert said...

Thanx Gary!
Love your work too!
Went to Brooklyn a few times... It's nice there.
Your work is awesome!!!!!!

annechovie said...

Great stories....thanks for visiting my blog and for your supportive comment. Have a great week!

WolfeWoman said...

What great vignettes! The bus story really got to me....see, that is what I miss about the north after living in the south for so long. I miss the in-your-face reality checks.

Gwen Bell said...

Hi Gary,
I followed you here from Shelia's blog and I'm so glad I found you! Your photographs are wonderful and I thoroughly enjoy your stories!

drollgirl said...

those are great stories!

Gary Heller said...

Thanks for the comments all. Gwen, glad you found me!
Lee, i like the in-your-face-reality checks but I thought the south was known for speaking their mind.

B. Diederich said...

Ha! ....cell phones!...so annoying to hear a braggart's conversation...I'm glad someone spoke up!
anyway--
it sounds like the little dog has more intelligence, manners, and cultivation than most of today's teens!

TeaPhotography said...

Great stories Gary, I enjoy reading it alot! =)
I ran into something like that a couple of weeks ago. A passenger on the bus was constantly hitting her kitty’s cage and telling her cat to shut up. Another passenger on the bus shouted out "stop abusing it you sick bitch". I didn’t turn around to see what was going on, afraid I would be a target.

Gary Heller said...

TEA good to know someone stuck up for the cat!