Tuesday, March 11, 2008

So...That Happened

I had to go into the office today for a meeting. One my way home, I was walking down 16th Street and had one of those moments where you hear people talking, you know they are not talking to you, and the noise and whatever makes it take a while for the words to make sense in your head.
I heard someone moving fast approaching from behind and as I shifted to the side to widen the space beside me for fast moving person I heard a gentleman heading the other way ask, "Are you alright?"
A lady responded, "Yeah, I'm just naked." And shortly after fast moving person went by me and turned out to be a naked chick. She was in front of me the rest of my journey - alternately running and slowing (perhaps to catch her breath). I saw nothing but naked and I have to imagine this was not a venue for streaking or protest. It was cold enough in the shade that I had my coat zipped so it certainly wasn't - shall we say - the chosen attire for the weather.
There were quite a few people on the sidewalk - talking on cells, landscaping, waiting for the bus and there were definitely confused and lingering looks. Naked person kept going past my destination so I hope all worked out well.
As a person chatting out on their cell said, "I have never seen such a thing."
And, on a side note, I would like to point out that I got cat calls for wearing boots - and yet naked chick - not even a honk.
ETA: After pondering this on and off for much of the night, I have decided that naked chick must have lost a bet. It is the only explanation I can come up with in which a person, not a victim of a crime, would be wandering a busy but un-newsworthy street naked in the middle of the day. And since I will probably never know otherwise, it makes me happy to think this.