One of the things I like to do here in Covington, Kentucky is walk up to the bus stop benches in front of the Walgreens on Madison Avenue, sit down and people watch. If you read me at all, you know I’ve gotten a few stories out of this.
Last week, I was up there again and it was a pretty slow afternoon. I only saw one person there and she wasn’t sitting down.
She was kind of pretty with her black, curly hair and brown eyes. She smiled at me a few times as she smoked her cigarette and paced in front of the bus bench where I was sitting.
She would turn down that side street next to Walgreens for a few minutes, then come back to those benches to pace some more, but she never once sat down.
The idiot in me thought about asking her to take a seat but I’m not that much of a fool. The woman is a prostitute.
I’ve seen a lot of them in that area in Covington and so far have only seen one of them sit down. It didn’t pay off as she got arrested. That was part of the story in my “Straight Man on Madison Avenue” essay in CityBeat last October.
So prostitutes aren’t allowed to sit down in Covington? The cops must think I’m not one of them as I haven’t been arrested yet.
(Photo from flickr.com)