Pretty Sweater

I think I may love Royale, 4 or 5 patterns down.

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Paging EMS

Out for lunch, I saw a kid standing waiting for the bus. He was wearing a tuxedo, complete with black tie. OK, so, maybe he needed it for work or something? Except he was also wearing an ankle-length camel coat. Over a tux jacket and shirt, on a day when the heat index is supposed to be over 100F.

I was rather tempted to call 911 right then and there, because he’s either going to keel over at any moment or he’s a vampire or something. He wasn’t sweating, which is a bad sign.

Prolly Not

Whenever there’s an article about scientific advances and how they will change everyday life, and the headline is along the lines of “Is This What the Future Holds?” or “A Glimpse of Life in the Future?” or the like, the answer is almost invariably1 “No.”

We are stunningly bad at working out how society will react to things.  In 1980, who could have pictured calling someone and having a reasonable question be “Where are you?”

1: I am not willing to say it’s always “No”, as people get things right sometimes out of sheer chance.