Wednesday, November 09, 2005

Mr. Odd

There is this guy, let's call him Mr. Odd, that I see every time I leave the building. Does he work? He dresses as though he works in an office of some sort- dress shirt, slacks, gel in his hair. He walks with urgency. His lanky frame hunches slightly forward, his right hand always dangling a cigarette which he furiously puffs on as he makes his way around the downtown streets. He looks suspicious. He looks paranoid.

What's his deal?

How can he be walking around each and every time I leave the building? Is he that addicted to those cigarettes? His pallor, gaunt body and frantic gait lead me to believe he is a Type A. But then, why is he never working?

Yesterday, as I walking around on my break, I spotted him (of course!). I snapped this crappy picture as I tried to be discreet. He was walking so fast, I couldn't get a good shot. Damn him!

18 comments:

Bob Merrick said...

You and Paul Davidson need to join forces. His attempt at catching a snapshot of Kristy McNichol is priceless!

sue said...

Very odd. Maybe he's waiting to get a glimpse of YOU... hmmmm... I'd think about it.

Amanda said...

That is strange...fairly decent picture considering the gait at which he is walking!..suprised he didn't see you! :)

Bob Merrick said...

Oh Sue, that would be hilarious if he had a camera in his hand snapping sizzle's photo... it would be even better if we could find his blog and see what he is saying about her! :-)

Bill said...

He could be a neat freak looking for a public ashtray.

Or, perhaps he's a ghost looking for his lost youth.

He could also be a C.I.A. operative with a really lousy assignment.

Or maybe he forgot where he lives, but is pretty sure it's on that street.

So many possibilities ... :-)

whoorl said...

i think he is secretly love with you and is trying to figure out a way to approach you. (that's why he is pacing urgently and smoking a trillion cigarettes...)

The Zombie Lama said...

This would make a good movie!

Her Daddy's Eyes said...

I think it's a great shot. Perfect for how you've described him.

Boy, I's love to read HIS blog!

gorillabuns said...

i second whoorl's comment. it's all love from afar... is he cute? he kinda looks cute. in a brooding rushed sorta way. anyway, it's fun to imagine what his life's story is like...

Jenster said...

This reminds me of this odd fella who used to hang out at the local Coco's. It didn't matter what day or time it was, he was ALWAYS there. He would either sit at the counter drinking coffee, or he would be just outside the door smoking. He never, ever left. I have wondered what happened to him after they ripped that place down. Hmm.

Anyway, I agree with Whoorl. He's in love with you. Maybe he's walking fast because he doesn't want to be caught watching you. Bob is probably right too. He's got some blog somewhere. And it's all about Sizzle. :)

Sizzle said...

you guys are nuts! he is so not in love with me. ha ha ha ha. that makes me laugh though and i could use all the laughs i can get. :)

besides, he isn't really my "type."

the egomaniac in me does like this idea of there being a blog dedicated to me and only me...oh wait, this already is one!

now i am reminded that it has been too long since i was in love.

Moonchild said...

I had my own Mr. Odd for over a year at the fitness center. Except I called him "Serial Killer Guy." I dreamt up all sorts of scenarios with him and me.... then one day I no longer saw SKG....

Anonymous said...

ohmygod i think that's Bob. Actually I'm not sure if his name is really Bob, but he looks like an uncomfortably-named Bob. Just yesterday, I saw him walk a complete circle around the last block of Pacific and for the life of me, i couldn't figure out where he was headed. We must investigate further.

- jules

Alissa said...

It's like the new "Big" from Sex and the City! Does he look like Chris Noth? Yum.

Sizzle said...

jules, we can't call him "bob" because i already have a bob in my life. let's make up a new name for him. or better yet, you go up to him and as a fellow smoker, make idle chit chat to get the dirt on him!

alissa, alas, he doesn't look a think like Mr. Big. if he did, we'd be having a whole different conversation. ;)

Anonymous said...

sizzle, you're right. Bob really won't do. We're going to have to discuss this over lunch, i think.

jules

Paul said...

He is SO totally in love with you.

Or trying to serve you with court papers.

circe said...

I would keep my eye on him...........