As Kurt’s assistant, I’m starting to think my main job is to appear maladjusted.
I’m Ashley, and I take care of most of Kurt’s social media. Recently, I drove downtown to get some photos near the Statehouse for our Instagram account. After wandering around the building for a while, I decided to get a few shots of a COTA bus for Chapter 39. I saw one coming and got out my cell phone, took a few, and rounded the corner to get some more. Then I heard someone behind me.
“You takin’ a picture of the bus?”
I kept walking.
He wasn’t going to let me off that easily. “Hey lady! You takin’ a picture of the bus?”
I looked over my shoulder. There were at least a couple of guys following me now. “Yes, I’m very interesting,” I said, and headed toward the bus stop.
Apparently they had nothing better to do, and they went with me. One guy said to me, “I thought you was takin’ a picture of that building.”
Then the other guy was like, “naw man, she’s takin’ a picture of the bus! I said take a picture of me! Don’t take a picture of the bus!”
I had nowhere to go while I was waiting, and my audience was about to see me snap a few more bus shots, so I figured I’d explain. “It’s for a project,” I said.
“Ohhhhhh I gotcha, I gotcha. I was lookin’ at my buddies like, she’s from the country or
somethin’, takin’ a picture of the bus.” I laughed, got my shots, and left, glad I didn’t have the peanut gallery with me when I crawled out of a drain pipe for Part I.