I was walking on a city sidewalk mid-afternoon today, when, out of the blue, a head popped out from the pavement – literally! (The head was quickly followed by a neck and shoulders…)
I had never seen a man hole actually be used before, so it was almost a surreal encounter; but it was also a treat to experience. (Refer to my construction post for additional insight into my fascination with these types of things.)
After half-a-second of being genuinely surprised, I smiled at the man who had emerged from the hole. I suspect he is rather used to being overlooked and/or ignored, because when my eyes caught his, he took half-a-second to recover from being surprised at my grin; and then he responded in kind.
Cutie. And super-fun.