I went to my friend’s apartment the other night and we ended up perched on top of the fire escape drinking beer and sipping wine. It was right in the heart of downtown San Francisco, a block or two away from Union Square. It made for some terrific people watching to say the least. We saw tourist after tourist gawking at buildings and taking pictures of the cable cars. We saw angry drivers honking and yelling at bikers and pedestrians. We saw cars leaving parking spots and others swooping in instantly. We saw one guy drive up the wrong way of a one way street. He didn’t cause any accidents, but he didn’t make any friends either. We watched the sun set and the city became a different place. There’s nothing quite like sitting in once spot and watching the world change around you. It makes you realize that life happens whether you’re apart of it or not, aware of it or not. I’d rather be aware. I prefer people watching over binge watching something on Netflix.
Critically Rated at 15/17
Written, Rated, and Reviewed by Brendan H. Young