Do I just run into complete weirdness, or is it because I am looking for something to write about that I tend to notice it more than others? Am I somehow attracting this weirdness, or is it there for all of us to see? Let me relate something I sort of stumbled upon early last week, and you let me know why it is that this kind of thing happens to me.
At the bus terminal where my bus ride ends and my subway journey begins, I often stop to use the washroom (restroom in case you are unfamiliar with the Canadianism). It isn’t particularly dirty, but it isn’t particularly clean. Since the start of the pandemic the chairs in the other parts of the building were taken away and the only other thing in the building is a convenience store which mostly does brisk business in lottery tickets and serves as a place to load up your fare card. There have been a larger number of homeless people bunking there, but nothing else.
On Monday, I sauntered into the washroom (because how else would you enter) and discovered a man brushing his teeth. He had his luggage open and a variety of his clothes were folded neatly on the floor (in front of the urinal). It all seemed vaguely organized, albeit a tad disgusting. I guess I should point out the other remarkable thing. He was only wearing his underwear.
As per custom, we didn’t speak, but I obviously left a bit confused.