15 October, 2008


On my walk home I noticed a parked ambulance across the street, medical personnel hanging out calmly at the back of the vehicle. As I wondered what was going on, I happened to look down at my feet on the sidewalk. I wasn't sure at first what I was looking at, but once it dawned on me I made a point of walking through rain puddles the rest of the way home. See, when I looked down I noticed I was standing in one of many small puddles of human blood left out on the sidewalk. No caution tape, no sign, nothing to alert me that I was about to saunter on through what I'm guessing was a minor crime scene. No notice, just very dark blood pooling in the cracks of the brickwork.

I've never been so glad to walk through dirty rainwater puddles in my whole life.

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