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Pauline Lerner

Busking and a Lavendar Bra

July 4, 2007 at 4:04 AM

I saw a poster-size ad the other day that I can’t understand. It was a photograph of an area from ground level to about knee level. There was an open instrument case on the sidewalk containing an assortment of coins and bills, with one beautiful, lacey, lavender colored bra hanging over the edge of the case. Behind the case were the shoes and pants legs of a man, presumably the busker. Walking away from the case was the lower part of a woman with high heeled shoes, shapely legs, and a skirt. The only words on the poster were “Hard Rock Café.”

I can think of two interpretations, but many more are possible. (1) The man put the bra in the case along with some seed money to attract attention and get more money. (2) The woman was so captivated by the man’s music that she pulled off her blouse and bra, threw the bra into the case, put her blouse back on, and continued walking to her office. I note that when Joshua Bell tried busking at a Metro station in Washington, DC, no one gave him a lavender bra.

Now I ask you, my fellow v.commies, what do you think the ad means? If you use your imagination, I’m sure you can come up with some good stories.

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