October 7, 2012

Newspaper and coffee

I sat down at a sidewalk table at Starbucks and this girl was reading aloud from a newspaper to her two friends, college kids I would guess. It was some inane story about city council deliberations. But she was reading in a voice dripping with contempt and sarcasm, rendering the content hilarious. Think Angela Hayes in American Beauty describing Ricky Fitts to Jane Burnham. Her friends were laughing. People were auditing. I sipped my cappuccino and was entertained.