Wednesday, August 22, 2007
I keep meaning to share with the world about my Angry Mime experience at Ghirardelli Square. Over the weekend, Chris & I went down the the Warf to enjoy the sunshine & watch the tourists. As with any tourist area, there are all kinds of street performers, and you can always find a handful of those creepy mimes painted all silver to look like a statue. Well, one of the creepy mimes was "off duty" while his friend was doing the statue thing, so I thought it would be nice to just smile at the guy as we walked by to let him know that someone in the world recognized his humanity (that he was more than just an attraction on the street).
As I smiled, he started cussing me out! He just started yelling at me and calling me all kinds of names and (worst of all!) making fun of Gavin, our dog. He was spewing hatred and venom as I have seen few people do to a total stranger!
It was so very odd & ironic (not just that I smiled to make his day better, but because he's a mime... yelling!) that I just burst out laughing. He didn't like that very much, and just kept swearing at me as I was whisked away into the crowd, laughing harder & harder.