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Random Objects And What They Tell Me About My Neighbours
Ah Yes, The Neighbours
I am going for a walk today as the sun is shining and I want to get some fresh air. Exercise is a good thing too!
I take my camera with me on the walk. I decide to stroll around my neighbourhood, which is mainly comprised of quaint family homes and apartment buildings. While the area is not a millionaire's dream it is also not the worst neighbourhood here in Victoria, BC, Canada.
My walk takes about 30 minutes and along the way I spot many random objects. I photograph the items as they seemed slightly out of place and also lead me to various conclusions about my neighbours.
Come along with me on my walk.
The first photo I take is of a hydro pole with some strange markings on the side of it... No, wait, I believe that is called graffiti. A red and blue sticker is embedded amongst the graffiti.
Really? In a quiet neighbourhood like this, there is not a lot of graffiti.
I make a few conclusions:
1) I have a neighbour who is learning the alphabet and chose to experiment with word patterns on the hydro pole here.
2) A person who is soon to be named the next Picasso at a huge arts festival stopped by my neighbourhood to autograph the pole.
3) The person who spray painted the pole was only trying to help the sticker look better on the pole as it was an eye-sore without the graffiti being attached. The person was actually trying to beautify the neighbourhood.
4) Someone had a can of spray paint and wanted to make his or her mark on the area. Hey, we may have a winner here!
The walk continues. Keep up with me, I don't walk that fast.
Random object number two soon appears on the pavement in front of me. A grey wool glove.
Remember, it is a sunny day here today. As well, it is Spring.
Not only is the material too warm to wear here in mild Victoria, but it is also embossed with a Christmas design. Let me explain as well that the glove is on its own without a mate, which makes the glove highly useless to wear even if you wanted to!
Oh and there is one finger missing on the glove! What the...
Here are my deductions:
1) A person who was severely wounded in war (a brave soldier!) wore this glove. He or she lost a finger while defending my country. I should have picked up the glove and found the owner to offer thanks for being such a wonderful soldier.
2) My neighbour who owns the glove is looking high and low around his or her house right now for the missing item. Behind the couch, in the pockets of coats, behind the dumpster...
3) I have no idea why this random glove is on the pavement in front of me.
How Creepy Is This
Ah yes, the random encounters. They do continue.
The next object sits nestled at the base of a tree in a front yard to my left-hand side. The object is in the photo to the right-hand side of this text.
Left and right, right and left.. got it?!
It looks to be a paper cut-out meant to be a child's item. Not exactly what I would expect to see along my walk. No one is in the yard.
1) My neighbours are trying to scare me with this creepy graphic.
2) A child must be playing somewhere nearby without a thought for the cut-out at all. Perhaps the family purchased a Wii gaming system around the same time that the cut-out was abandoned on the front lawn.
3) I have no clue why this figure is here.
A box of "stuff" at the edge of a lawn on a side street is the next object I see.
I think, hey free stuff! Then I think,
1) My neighbours may have mice and have hidden them under the boxed objects to scare me. Perhaps I am in the midst of the television show Punk'd, which is a hidden camera show that plays pranks on people. I look around for the hidden cameras. I do not see any.
2) My neighbours have really dull taste. Really people, there are no bright colours in sight here.
3) My neighbours need to unload some junk and figured that if they put the box of random items at the edge of the lawn someone would take the box off their hands. Well folks, I am not that person today!
All Of This
My eyes are full of the random sights and back to my home I do go.
I could not have foreseen the diverse objects that I met along my walk today. I have learned much about my neighbours. I hope you have enjoyed the walk as well.
Happy walks to you, and remember to take your camera with you!