Have Sign, Will Travel
So. A funny thing happened on Twitter this morning.
— Gillian P. (@justgillianjohn) January 3, 2016
And then I scrolled down a bit, and saw another photo of the same guy, taken by Joe Tarfu. Only this time he was in Germany.
— Joe Tarfu (@JoeTarfu) January 4, 2016
And that’s when it hit me: Oh my god, I TOTALLY KNOW THIS GUY.
He looked familiar because I ran into him in Chicago four years ago, while waiting for the Blue Line! I couldn’t believe it!
What a totally random series of events. And the odds! What are the odds of this happening?
I love that other people have spotted this man, in two different cities, in two different countries. He apparently gets around, and is fluent enough in German to be able to customize his signs.
I also like that he’s sticking with the blue, black, and red markers – as that also seems to be another thing he’s been doing consistently, all these years.
Despite these sightings, I’ve found myself left with even more questions than before.
Who is this guy and how can he afford to travel this much? Does he have a job? Is he a musician? Does he do the sign thing in between gigs, or does he play guitar in order to support the sign thing?
I’m still laughing, looking over these photos. And I still can’t wrap my head around the odds and the sheer randomness, of how these dots all connected together.
Oh Twitter, oh Internet… you magical place, you.
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