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ruthless compassion
12 February 2004 @ 02:01 pm
Yesterday, I took the train up to San Francisco to get together with my friends Claudia and Jet. Claudia was a teacher at my Spanish school in Xela, and while I was there, Jet, who's from Holland, was the coordinator. They've moved to SF as a staging point for the next step, whatever that may be, and they're hoping to earn money for travel and other fun stuff. Claudia's trying to set up teaching Spanish (so anyone in the area who wants to learn or work on your Spanish, let me know and I'll get you in touch with her).

We wandered around the Mission, dropped in some thrift shops, and generally caught up -- a really nice day. I ended up staying in town until after 8, which was later than I'd expected. Claudia made rellenitos for dessert! Yum.

They walked me to the subway, and I finally got back to the place where I catch the caltrain back to Mtn View, only to find that I'd missed the most recent train by 7 minutes, at the time of night when they only run once an hour. Darnit! Fortunately, I had a good book.

While I was waiting, a fellow standing nearby and listening to his music on headphones stopped to ask if his music was bothering me -- he did have the music up loud enough that I could hear the beat, but it didn't bother me, so I told him it was no problem. He went back to his music, and I went back to my book. A couple minutes later, he complimented me on my hat (for those who know it, it's the black fleece one with stars and planets and glitter around the rim). That was the lead-in to the smoothest come-on I've ever gotten from a stranger on the streets.Collapse )

So, all in all, it was a realy entertaining wait for the train. It was a great come-on, with no pressure, and a really impressively organized resume of information on his part. So the question now is whether or not I call him for lunch. I'm pretty sure that it couldn't go anywhere -- he's got a big mention of God on his website and I've got this whole queery poly thing going on, which probably isn't so much his thing -- but I almost feel a responsability to encourage that kind of impressive pick-up attempt!
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