‘Are You Homeless, Mentally Ill Or Deranged?’

Saturday afternoon, a friend of mine was taking a nap in her crowded car at the LA Public Library on Overland — Rancho Park.

A strange man (a high school AP English teacher) approached. "Are you OK?" he asked.

"I’m taking a nap," she said.

She scowled.

He came back later. "You look like either you’re homeless, mentally ill or deranged?"

"He has you on all three," I said later.

She replied to the stranger: "No! I’m converting to Judaism. I went to synagogue earlier."

They ended up exchanging phone numbers.

About Luke Ford

I've written five books (see Amazon.com). My work has been covered in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, and on 60 Minutes. I teach Alexander Technique in Beverly Hills (Alexander90210.com).
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