theresaurus

March 23, 2012

A favorite street

Filed under: Uncategorized — theresaurus @ 2:09 pm

A rather odd building with abandoned businesses on the first floor, a restaurant with a faded menu sign board and a coffee shop called UFO that maybe had a special lunch set for aliens, too bad I got here too late to take advantage. There are many barber shops in these old neighborhoods run by old men who sit gossiping with other old men or watching TV. On the windows of the tiny grocery store down the street from my apartment you can still make out faint Disney character stickers, same as some of the barber shops. I guess Minnie and Mickey mouse were very popular in the 70s and 80s. There are also many decrepit apartment buildings in this neighborhood, so run-down that you at first assume nobody lives there until you walk past in the evening and see lights. I’d be nervous living in a practically deserted building — what if you heard sounds in the middle of the night from apartments you know are empty? Ghosts on their way to the UFO coffee shop for breakfast service and then a shave and a haircut …

 

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