I went to the mall today for my lunch break and got in line at Sbarro’s. In front of me was a guy with long scraggly hair and messy clothes. He looked homeless, but I couldn’t really tell. Anyway, so I’m standing in line and he turns around, looks at me, and says, “Hi.” Now, I’m a polite person, so I said hello back. He asked me how I was, what kind of pizza I was getting, and various other things, and all the while I’m thinking to myself, “Please don’t ask me for money.” Especially since I have $10 (well, $5 now) to last me until I get paid next Wednesday.
Then it was the guy’s turn in line, and he asked the guy behind the counter if they could spare some pizza. Yep, homeless. I was right. They gave him a couple slices and he went on his way. So I ordered my usual pepperoni slice and a breadstick, went and ate, then walked around the mall a bit.
On my way out, I hear a voice say, “So how was your pizza?” I look up and there’s the homeless guy again. I said, “Good,” while hoping he wasn’t planning on following me to my car.
“Is there anything I can do for you?” he asked. I shook my head.
“Nope.” Please don’t follow me to my car. He didn’t. I got out of there as quickly as I could.
I dunno. I was a little creeped out. Well, I wasn’t until he started talking to me outside. I felt followed or something.
Anyway, I went and saw Garden State a couple days ago. Good movie. I had been really looking forward to it coming out, and it definitely lived up to my expectations.
Other new movies I’ve seen lately (because of Ben’s quest to get to me see them) are The Dark Crystal (which I actually bought, since there was some unknown force that seemed to want me to not see this movie), Thumb Wars and Thumbtanic (okay, that one wasn’t on Ben’s list…we were just feeling silly at Blockbuster one night), An Evening with Kevin Smith, Animal House (yeah, I’m a loser who had never seen it), and we started to watch The Man Who Knew Too Little yesterday but I was so tired, I passed out.