Quirky Man

        A small man in bright blue trousers, a white sweater, and black, open-toed sandals strolled gleefully down the leaf strewn sidewalk. His partially bald head stood out sharply to those walking behind him.

         Despite his animated gait, the other pedestrians had to restrain their pace in order to not run into the short man. His stubby legs sedated his progress, but he did not mind in the least the hurrying people push past him. In fact, he now stopped suddenly to observe a ladybug creeping along the pronounced curb.

        This action caused a large, flustered woman to nearly topple over and slam the poor man onto the uncomfortable concrete. Fortunately, there was another man behind her who was able to hold her over-sized form upright.

         Both the strangers gave the petite man dirty looks as they continued on by, but the interested fellow noticed not at all. He continued staring at the insect until it took flight a few moments later. “Hm, that was an interesting sight,” the man thought. “A ladybug in November!” 

         He stood upright and continued onward, pushing his round spectacles back in place.

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