Classic average joe brooklyn guy, with the brooklyn italian accent and everything, on the subway with his chinese wife and kid. Wife is stuffing her mouth with a dry sandwich, dropping crumbs into a host of christmas shopping bags attendant upon her feet. This family is awash in shopping bags. I suspect both parents are drunk, the wife more so. They look to be about 40. The kid is maybe 5.
Wife hands a radio to the kid. It's playing traditional chinese string music tinnily. Kid is very cute. She wants daddy to hear the music too so she holds the radio up to his face. "Turn it off," daddy says wearily. "What is that? That's not music. Is that some kind of chinese music?" he asks. Wife grabs radio from kid and repeats the childlike gesture herself: she holds the radio up to his face in a silent bid for appreciation. He takes the radio and turns it off.Posted by Alan at December 15, 2007 01:53 AM