Out In The Open

You know the expression, I can’t believe my eyes?

Well here it is in Technicolor.

An elderly man in a wheelchair, while his caregiver blabs on her phone, is flashing people as they go by, me included.

He’s just bringing it out like a toy cannon giggling as if he were 6.

I’m now at the corner watching reactions.  One little boy says,”Mommy, that man has his peewee out.”  “Don’t look,” she answers, dragging him along.

Another well dressed lady stares at it like she knows it personally, and just keeps on going. See, even an impromptu peek at a surprise pecker is not about to make a New Yorker late.

If the whole dementia thing wasn’t so sad, it would be funny, especially in all the attendant’s oblivious glory.

What to do, what to do? I ask myself.  I’ve been trying to quell my tendency to save the world, even if it means losing good material, but decide, this time just might be a worthy exception.

I waltz over, and like everyone else, is met by peewee who should be pretty exhausted by now.

“We’ve met,” I say, alas, my humor lost on our neighborhood porn star.  Turning to the woman, still talking, I point to her charge since, words can never outweigh one glance, and she says,”Hold on,” to whomever she’s speaking to, before adding, “put that thing away, I’m not gonna tell ya again.”

Only in New York folks, only in New York.


About Susannah Bianchi

I'm just a girl who likes to write slightly on slant. I've had a career in fashion, dabbled in film and to be honest, I don't like talking about myself. Now my posts are another matter so I will let them speak for themselves. My eBooks, A New York Diary, Model Behavior: Friends For Life and Notes From A Working Cat can be found on Amazon.com. Thanks.
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20 Responses to Out In The Open

  1. Rubenstein, Hal says:


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  2. skinnyuz2b says:

    Susannah, too bad he wasn’t by one of our nearby Vermont rivers. He’d make a great fisherman, probably an angler.

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  3. citylimits says:

    I guess you only post positive comments. I love your blog but thought this one was a disgrace


  4. Patricia says:

    The caregiver needs to be give a talk about what being a caregiver means and who her focus is when giving care. Sort of scares me when I consider the possible needs in my future.

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  5. Trolling for business? That is hope eternal!

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  6. micklively says:

    Bodies: we’ve all got one. Everyone knew he had a penis before he got it out, so what’s changed? If everyone ignored him, he’d soon get bored. It’s where the birds and the bees know better than us, IMHO.

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  7. Elle Knowles says:

    Evidently it’s a common practice of his. You never know what you’ll see while people watching! 😂 ~Elle

    Liked by 1 person

  8. I can’t even imagine that happening here, not that there’d be much audience in a town this size. You might get 5 people walking by every hour on a busy day. Gotta love the big city and the panoply of peculiarities.


  9. I love the nonchalant “Put that thing away” hahahahaha! You’ve seen one pee wee you’ve seen them all. Let the guy have some fun.

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