i have a theory that i'vde developed that when you go on vacation and become a tourist, you also become borderline retarted. i work in chinatown, and i see the way people stop and stare at the most inane things, as if a souvenir trinket is amazing. or how you suddenly walk much slower. or how you take inane photos. or how you ask stupid questions. really stupid questions. questions you would never ask if you were at home and therefore not borderline retarted.
anyways, today in chinatown, i saw not one, not two, but three sets of people have their picture taken as they stood near a fire hydrant.
yes, a fire hydrant.
not one fire hydrant, but three different fire hydrants. three nondescript fire hydrants. like you would find anywhere in america.
why? well, there's the chinatown "scene" behind them, i guess, but one guy was leaning on a hydrant, another had two girls leaning against a tall hydrant, and the third stood behind it, with her hand on the top.
people, it's a frigging fire hydrant! they have hydrants all over the country. i looked. they're all over the place. why take a photo of it? because you're on vacation? is that the reason? do you need photographic proof of a san francisco fire hydrant? is there a worldwide scavenger hunt i don't know about?
nah, i just think it's my theory proven.