4.08.2008

Have You Seen This Man?


An addendum:
After reading my last post, Eleven told me the following story:
About a month ago she was downtown and noticed 6 or 7 girls walking together, all wearing bright pink and carrying umbrellas. She approached them and asked them what they were doing. They told her it was a performance piece entitled, "Searching for Robert". Apparently, he hadn't been seen downtown for few weeks, and wasn't responding to his Facebook page. (Eleven chuckled to herself at this, everyone's got a Facebook page.) As they were talking, a homeless man sitting near them, listening to their conversation suddenly piped up, "Now that's strange! He's usually very prompt about responding to email!" (Which was even funnier.)
So has anyone seen Robert around in the last few weeks? I'm a little worried about him.
(Thanks to franny for the pic.)

4 comments:

joann said...

hmmm...that is quite humorous. i saw him at tj's downtown a few weeks ago...

Camille said...

Hm, I haven't spotted him in The City at all, either. Even though we have our characters, Robert would certainly attract attention.

rosa said...

miss you, cam!

sarah said...

i heard that people downtown-the regulars-were wondering where he was! Kind of weird. I hope he's ok.

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