Monday, May 18, 2009

Missed opportunities

Remember a while back when I talked about the 100 Strangers project?  How it was a good way to meet people and learn to open up a bit.  Well, I flunked two opportunities.  Take this horse for example.  I could have walked to the house and asked the owner the horse's name but no.

And here at the Elger Bay Store I was enjoying an ice cream bar, sitting on the bench in front of the store when this car pulled up, the guy hopped out, went into the store.  His lady friend, wife, S.O., what ever was kicked back with her foot up on the dash.  Did I go over and ask her if I could "document" her foot for my 100 Strangers?  No.  But I thought about it and decided she would probably be weirded out by my request and put her foot down so I shot it on the sly.

Obviously I'm still on the steep part of the learning curve when it comes to documenting strangers.  Too bad too because these would have been good ones.


  1. Is the foot next to the air-freshener by design for necessity?

    Keep up the great blog, Ron.

    From one of your many daily fans, Jane in F.B.

  2. Clearly, you've explained this before Ron, but do you have to introduce yourself for the strangers to count?

    The excellent foot/air freshener shot - Why not take the sly shot and then ask to take a more conventional one? This is easy for me to say - I operate on traditional British reserve and would sooner eat my own arm than initiate a conversation with a stranger!

  3. I'm with you on this; let's just take the horse and the foot anonymously.