Wednesday, April 16, 2014

"Bom Dia"

There's an adorable old man who lives in our complex.  Every day his caretaker takes him out into the neighborhood for the slowest walk you've ever seen.  He holds onto her arm and shuffles along, as happy as a clam.  This man may be small and handicapped, but he has the loudest voice.  He shouts "Bom dia" (good morning) to every single person that is within eye shot.  Yes, eye shot.  And, sometimes, he continues to shout "bom dia" at you even after you've replied and walked by.  I've also seen and heard him lecture random passers-by for not smiling, he tells every woman she is beautiful, and he wishes everyone a happy day.

This old man makes me and Peter smile every time we see (or hear from on the boat across the river) him.



P.S.  If you walk past without saying "bom dia" to him, he will shout continuously louder and insistently at you until you turn around and acknowledge his greeting.

P.P.S. I drew the old man using a cane, but in reality he walks with the assistance of his caretaker.  I didn't really know how to draw the caretaker, but I think the essence of the situation is still portrayed in the cartoon.  :)

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