You Will Never See These People Again

Remember that episode of Seinfeld, where Jerry, Elaine, and George are waiting for a table at the chinese restaurant? Remember how Jerry dares Elaine to eat something from the plate of a stranger. “Don’t say anything. Just pick up the egg roll, eat it, and walk away.” Remember that?

*Pause. It’s kinda sad that I’m taking life lessons from a TV show, but there it is.

Anyway, Jerry tells Elaine that these people will never see you again and that she’d be giving them a story they can tell for the rest of their lives. So, I’m trying to do a little bit of that. To be more daring, to take a few risks. To stop caring so much what total strangers will think of me.

Which is why I walked up to a stranger at a concert a couple weeks ago and rubbed my hands along his extra-tall, super-spiky, purple-died mohawk. Twice. On two separate occasions, in different sections of the arena.

Because I wanted to know what that felt like. And that super polite young man? He’ll have a story to tell for the rest of his life.

*Note: at the same concert, we photo-bombed a group shot, and later yelled “Shazam” at a guy in a Shazam t-shirt. He had no idea what the lightning bolt on his red T meant! Kids these days. But, at least we gave them a couple stories.

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3 thoughts on “You Will Never See These People Again

  1. I love that Seinfeld! it ranks as one of my favorites for that reason–"you'll never see these people again." We all need good stories to tell so we can avoid rehashing our tired, worn out ones from high school, college, first jobs.So, how did the mohawk feel?

  2. The mohawk was unusual. A little stiff from the glue, but soft and feathery-ish on the tips. It was a trip running into the guy a second time, later that night, and doing it again. His girlfriend looked a little put out. *snicker*

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