Ted (merovingian) wrote,


I was walking across the Golden Gate bridge today when I saw a man throwing eggs over the bridge into the water. He had cartons and cartons of eggs and he would pull one out, lightly toss it off the bridge, and lean over to watch it fall. Then he'd shake his head sadly, stand up straight, and do it again.

He had a big bushy moustache. I figured that if I asked a guy with a moustache like that what he was doing, he'd just answer that he was throwing eggs off a bridge. I decided to skip that question.

"Why?" I asked.

Those eggs were organic jumbo AA eggs. They must have been expensive, bought by the dozen.

"I don't know," he said, "but I'm going to keep going until I figure out why I'm doing it."

I watched him throw another one down. It was a clear, sunny day, so I could see the egg fall most of the way, but I couldn't tell if it splashed or cracked or both when it finally hit water.

"I'm delving my subconscious. The more I find out about my own motivations, the better my life is."

"Is that why you have such a bushy moustache?" I asked him, but before he could answer a bridge security guard approached and asked us to leave.

In retrospect, that was a rude question, so it's probably for the best.
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