Thursday, July 21, 2011
BP Gas Station, Hunts Point Aveue, the Bronx
The key and key chain are attached to a red metal product display piece, possibly used to adjust shelve heights. This BP station is always busy,located at a hub of sorts in the Bronx, where a number of bus lines connect, as well as the No. 6 train. It is also adjacent to Bruckner Boulevard, the quickest route out of the borough and into Manhattan. Outside the store sat a cross-legged a woman begging for coffee money. I bought her a $1.00 packet of donuts, for which she was very grateful, exposing bright pink gums with a large smile that also lacked almost all her teeth. Getting the bathroom key involved a patron-to-patron exchange, as there was someone already in the men's room. This handing off of the toilet baton is a necessity, lest you go in, sit down, and are caught unaware amidst the handling of biological neccessities. Is Number Two considered multi-tasking?