today i was walking down queen street when i noticed, maybe 20 feet in front of me, a guy who looked like he was trying to stop passers-by, presumably asking them - directly or indirectly - for money. i was already running late, and even if i hadn't been, i'm not an overly friendly pedestrian, so as i walked toward him and saw him approaching me, i said "sorry" before he even had a chance to say anything. after i'd passed him, i heard him echoing my "sorry" in an imitation of me, adding "hadn't even asked him for directions or anything!" in retrospect, i have to admit this was a totally fair observation and criticism.
posted by Luke Adams at 12:19 AM