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I Saw You: Rain Ready

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It was a beautiful warm afternoon, and you were a tall man crossing State Street in Los Altos. As I was two cars back, I could only see your face, which had a very peculiar, almost sheepish expression. Then as you reached the curb, I saw that you were holding the hand of your preschool son, who had a very proud expression as he was wearing an obviously brand-new yellow raincoat and rain hat. I still smile when I think of the discussion you two must have had before leaving your house with him wearing a raincoat on a beautiful sunny day. And I am glad you gave in.

I Saw You is an anonymous “man on the street” column. Email your rants and raves about co-workers or any badly behaving citizens to [email protected], or send to 380 S. First St, San Jose, 95113. Submissions should stick to about 100 words.

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