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I Saw You: Spin Doctor

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There are a lot of sign spinners out there advertising for newly available apartments, tax prep services or furniture blowout sales, but most of them act like they’re at a tailgate—sitting on their foldout chairs, wearing their team’s baseball cap, taking it easy and just leaning their sign on the traffic light post. They might as well be sipping a beer! Not you, though, my man. You put them to shame. You treated your sign spinning duties like a halftime show. The sweeping spins and rapid twists, beautifully orchestrated to a modern musical number—you never skipped a beat, you caught every toss and you transitioned into another impressive twirly combo. You were like a Harlem Globetrotter auditioning for America’s Got Talent. Who knew cardboard could move like that? It didn’t even matter that I had no clue what services you were promoting or what direction the sign meant to point to. I was just captivated at the intersection, praying to God that the light could stay red just a little bit longer.

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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