The Daily Cacophony

Not only do I have to put up with annoying neighbors in my apartment building, there’s quite a few people who ride by the apartment on a daily basis. Their routine has turned them into regulars. I live in a ground floor apartment and there’s a street really close to it. It’s a quiet street usually. Or should I say it was a quiet street.

Recently two kids on the street have acquired Cruisers. And boy do they love them bikes. In fact, they love them so much that they have this routine: first one rides slowly down the street and then, as soon as the guzzling noise of his bike dies down, the second one takes off. In the meantime, the first one enters the street from the other side. This display of machoness lasts from anywhere between half an hour to a couple of hours. In fact, it is happening as I write this post.

Another very unique phenomenon on my street – actually technically the whole city where I live – is an old timer who rides his bicycle everyday at least once in my street. Now, there’s nothing peculiar about an old man riding a bicycle. However, what is unusual is that this guy has a radio on the front of his bike and likes listening to old music from his youth while out in the city riding. He has a whole route and passes through several streets in the city.Strange his behavior may be, but it’s also quite cool. I discussed this with an septuagenarian lady I know. She found nothing odd with him and compared it to kids listening to music these days with their headphones and earphones on. I say,rock on, cool bike guy!

From Mondays to Saturdays, my post is delivered by a guy who can only be described as the most patriotic postman for miles around. A wide and impressive assortment of flag adorns this guy’s bicycle. He also shares an affinity for music which blares out of a radio on his bike. Come to think of it, he might be the old man’s son!


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