Oct 21, 2004

The Blind Fighting the Blind

Yesterday, as I was boarding the F train at West 4th, the doors opened on a sight so absurd I am forced to share it with you. There was a blind man singing for change, which is not unusual. He was trying to walk up the train lengthwise, poking his cane out in front of him. The problem arose when a blind woman wanted to get off at the West 4th stop and tried to cross to the door. Their paths intersected perpendicularly and their canes got tangled. They had a bit of a low-level sword fight. The whole car watched in a state of stupefaction, unsure whether to laugh, help, or just stare like big-mouthed bass. It was rather a South Park moment, where you knew you shouldn't find it funny, but it just was.

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