DP Daily Prompt: April 2nd 2015
Sometimes it’s necessary to ignore weird looking people. They are never short of tricks in their repertoire. I made the mistake of paying attention to a bystander. He was a tall man, neither overweight nor skinny. It seemed the whole neighborhood was paying a lot of attention to him, I joined in to know why he got so much attention .
My neighbor V and A smiled and told me to listen. With those two in the crowd I felt safe. I noticed his voice was low it was not audible enough for me, I moved closer to hear what he was saying, finally it was clear what he wanted us to do.
Apparently there was a poor young woman in the next street selling some valuable jewellery at a very low price. We all must visit her and at least buy one thing from her, she needs the money. I was curious to see what she was selling, I decided I must go before someone else buys the better jewels.
I went to her house, pressed the door bell, no sound, did I come to the wrong place I thought, I checked the number, it was the right one. I heard a loud bark, out came this scary German Sheppard, I was terrified but stayed, I expected some human to show up, no luck . I rang the door bell again this time I could see an old man coming murmuring something under his breath.
I wanted him to come out, he did after a few seconds, with his most extraordinary voice he said, “Yes what can I do for you?”
I thought it was a strange question since I was told some young woman needed money, she was selling her jewellery. I hesitatingly said ,”the jewellery I came to buy some.”
He gave me a puzzled look, “is this what they told you and roared into an unstoppable laughter?”
I stood there stunned why did they trick me like that I wondered. I saw V and A laughing, A came and said, “Did you forget this is April 1st ?”
I was so embarrassed I quickly ran home!