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July 27th, 2006


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09:16 am - Make-up redux
The waifish girl from yesterday's bus ride to work was on the bus again this morning despite the fact that I was running later than usual. Once again she was applying make-up. I think this rules out performance art and that she has simply adopted this as her routine.

I feel oddly like a know her a little bit now. She was wearing the same cute shoes she had on yesterday but had traded pinstriped pants for polka-dotted dress. If she's on the bus tomorrow I shall have to ask about this habit of applying make-up on the bus.
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From:jbru
Date:July 27th, 2006 07:39 pm (UTC)
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Ah, but why does she need that extra sleep? What's keeping her up late at night? Where is she going to work that puts such a premium on physical appearance that she feels compelled to get made up?

My writerly mind makes up all kinds of seedy possibilities. Is she a heroin addict? Is she a stripper?

Then there are the less-seedy but also interesting possibilities. Does she have an ill partner/child that needs her care? Is she working two jobs to make ends meet?

I likely will defer to my natural shyness and never make any additional contact. I just find her interesting as a character on the bus and that's enough.

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