Wednesday, April 13, 2005

Mr. Dip's Universe

My fellow workers call him Mr. Dip, though the tall black man's name is Ronald. Mr. Dip, a regular cast member in the downtown street scene, is known for his distinctive walk, which is noteable because of the way he moves his left arm in a scooping manner with each step. He is also a fashion plate partial to leather and polyester. Yesterday, Mr. Dip, wearing a long black coat and lime sports shirt, walked up to us as we pondered a problematic parking meter. In a raspy bass he whispered: "Are you draining the energy out of that machine?"