As a well seasoned grfk dzgnr … the one thing I know for sure is that content is KING. So knowing at least that much, if I’m going to create this graphic novel I’m going to have to get me some ‘content’.
And, also, as a life long ‘observer’ … I naturally went back to my front patio … sat back down to think this one through.
And just then, to my surprise, what did I see? The ambulance crew released the guy over to the police … pack up and leave. And then after a brief heated exchange between the police and this guy, the police packed up and drove away too!
That left this guy, with his crappy car up in my front yard … and me.
I thought now, NOW, now’s my chance to get me some of that ‘content’ … whatever that ‘content’ might be. So naturally I just sat there and watched some more … plotting my next move.
Then I see this guy fire up a smoke … walk over (with a stagger) to the trunk of his piece of sh*t Toyota open it up and grab the spare tyer and jack … toss them to the ground along side the flat … get out his phone and start talking in some form of Arabic language.
My Lebanese isn’t all that great … in fact, the only Lebanese words I know are the ones I’ve read on Lebanese menus. But I could clearly hear the excitement in his voice … with several English swear words and some other words about “the cops this” and “the cops that” !!!
I think to myself … who is this guy talking to? And why is he soooo pissed?
The next thing I see is this guy trying to put the jack under the car and try to jack it up. But, due to a week long rain the ground gave way with evey crank and the jack sank deeper and deeper into my yard!
I thought this has got to be my chance … to get some of that ‘content’! So I walked over to offer up some help.
Me I said: “Hey, sorry about your troubles … do you need a brick or a plank to put under that jack?”
His response and without any provocation from me whatsoever … seriously people this is what the guy said to me:
“Why didn’t they just shoot at me?”
“Why did they have to shoot my tyer?”
“Why did they have to do that?”
“Sorry about your lawn, man.”
Very very interesting.
So many many more questions.