This is 97 year-old Hyman.
And this is 97 year-old Hyman after we got yelled at by the bus driver for Hyman taking too long to get off at his stop. (He is zipping off to hang out in Union Square Park.)
"That's not the way you speak to a veteran
," I said to the bus driver.
The lady with the Whole Food bags chimed in. "Disrespectful!"
The bus driver, a young guy, grumbled something under his breath about this not being a tea party or that our socializing was holding people up...
But Hyman lost years of his life in a P.O.W. camp
during World War II
. So we can fucking give him an extra 60 seconds that allows someone who knows his name to ask him how he's doing.
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