Wednesday, May 26, 2010

The Hungry Caterpillar?

After an early dinner recently Maria and I were walking down Fourth Street in Old City where we saw one of the more unusual sites that we’ve ever witnessed in Philly. Two men and five children were on bicycles balancing a large metal frame with crossbars. At least one of the bikes had a flat tire. They were moving very slowly trying their best to ride in unison but it was a struggle. When they turned onto Vine Street they came to a stop unable to balance it. This is where the following conversation took place:

Maria: What’s that?
Man: A prototype.
Maria: For what?
Man: We don’t know.
Maria: Where are you going?
Man: Around the block.
Maria: What do you call yourselves?
Boy on bike with flat tire: The Hungry Caterpillar (referring to the popular children’s book).

The mystery continues….

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