For 4/11/18 #1linerWeds.

You can never judge a book by its cover

Cite: publicized by the 1946 murder mystery novel by Edwin Rolfe (de) and Lester Fuller, Murder in the Glass Room

Back in the day B had long hair … and he on occasion wore an earring … and he always had on a concert T-shirt … from bands like Iron Maiden … and he’s a big guy … and he is mostly serious.

One day when I was in college, taking the scenic route of 20 plus years to graduate, he walked me to the library.  The neighborhood where the stacks are located can be rough and he was there as my protection.  As we walked down the sidewalk, two older ladies (maybe not so old … about the age I am NOW) saw us coming toward them.  They crossed the street (more like jaywalked/ran quickly) to avoid walking past us.  Then they crossed back to our side after they were “safe” from big bad B.

I wonder if they assumed I was being held hostage ;).  If they did, they never phoned to Po-Po.  Of course back then, they would have had to find a pay phone to do so first. LOL!

Proof you can never judge a book by its’ cover. Or maybe you can.  But you’d often be wrong.

The post was inspired by Janet Smiles. Smiles are contagious, pass one around. And is part of #1linerWeds.  Rules and Ping Back.

As always, more to come.

 

4 thoughts on “For 4/11/18 #1linerWeds.

  1. Thanks for the nod! My son is the one who taught me the most about not judging people by how they look. He sometimes wears the oddest combination of clothing and for a while before he got his car he was walking or riding his bike places with his backpack. Always had his headphones on and was grooving to the sound of the music, waving his arms and shaking his head. I saw a stranger walking down the street one day doing the same thing and my initial reaction was one like those people in your story who crossed the street in fear of their life. While I wasn’t in fear, I did think that perhaps he was mentally ill or at the very least homeless. Then it hit me that he could just be like my son, free spirited. From that moment on I’ve really tried hard not to judge people by their looks. Happy Wednesday!

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