There’s no place like New York, better said I love NYC. There’s something about hopping on the train or the bus, and watching people. Its like digging into a box of pictures and looking at snap shoots of times past and thoughts of the possibilities of the future.
As I type this post on my blackberry a gentleman who looks to be in his early 40′s, is standing looking like a young version of Isaac Hayes, down to the bald, and the dark sun glass rocking to tunes like “Purple Rain” by Prince and “My Prerogative” by Bobby Brown. There’s nothing wrong with the music as this is the music I grew up with as well. Matter of fact I’m currently listening to “Just a friend” by Biz Markie which is from the same period and I definitely have Prince and Bobby Brown in my library of about 25k worth of music on my pc. What separate’s me from this gentleman is the fact he’s also rocking the original sony walkman.. He even has the original head phones. This gentleman has settle with tech of the late 80′s early 90′s he’s not ashamed in any way which you can easily tell by how hard he’s rocking. His energy is jut infectious as I turn off my music to go back to the early 90′s with his music blasting!
My wife points out an elderly lady to me who’s sitting across from us. She’s older enough to have several little one’s who not only refer to her as Nana but who may even text her! My wife points out the fact that she has a nook, which she wants for her birthday.
Both the lady and gentleman are comfortable with the tech they use, for which I applaud both. It is these snapshots that I enjoy so much, since they can challenge our preconceived thoughts of others. So next time your using public transportation take notice around you.