Bonding with the Homeless (NYC Short Stories)

A hobo tells a woman: If you’re ever in trouble, come to this place, yell out my name, and I’ll protect you with my guns.

He holds up both his vodka bottles.

–World Trade Center E station

Overheard by: Ting

A hobo takes his shoes off. The woman sitting next to him gets up with a disgusted look on her face and moves to another seat. The hobo massages his bare feet and shouts to her: Yeah, well your sister is the opposite of um, uh, hot!

–E train

Overheard by: Jeni Aron