in Washington Square Park. The gentlemen to the left in the maroon and green shirts, standing just behind the group in the foreground, were engaged in the most reckless round of frisbee-tossing I have ever seen. They were playing catch with a couple of other guys over a considerable distance, seemingly oblivious to the people regularly passing between them, and to the many other people sitting nearby. On several occasions, I saw someone get whacked by an errant throw (of which there were many), but no one really seemed to mind.
Vocabulary point: Rude … Self-involved … Selfish … Immature … Psychopathic in his willingness to inflict pain on others.
But not a gentleman.
I am now living in Los Angeles, where people demonstrate their rudeness differently (like speeding on the freeway at night in the rain: As long as a few feet of space open up ahead, it is his (her!) right to fill it).
No need to come here though: The city is too young and unstable. Might your next walk be through Paris? If you do, you could fulfill my dream of walking through every arrondissement.
Thank you so much.
Gentlemen can be reckless. Sounds like fun.
Then the fountain area becomes a community pool .. http://www.flickr.com/photos/reston2020/5018017449/