Love Bombing on 13th Ave
I got sunshine on a cloudy day....
I've started Love Bombing 13th Ave in Boro Park. Boro Park is a religious neigborhood. a little more diverse than Willamsburg, but I definitely get a share of suspicious looks from people. On Thursday I was with my sidekick Rochel originally from Hawaii.
I meet her on the corner of 42nd and 13th. She's wearing a colorful scarf wrapped around her head. I've got ammunition of shiny smiley stickers and place one on her. they are a meditation to peel off. She's now initiated. We're going to pass out smiles on an overcast morning. Our first recipients are 2 women working forCon Edison, I hand to them.
She's been initiated into Operation Joy. We pass 2 women working for Con Edison wearing blue safety helmets. I give them stickers and one to the man wearing a neon green vest. Woman sitting outside store. I hand her one and she smiles. Rochel's approach is more agressive. She places it on the woman, usually on the chest area and says,"Hashem Loves You!"
We pass young women behind a table selling etrogs, Rochel gives one to an Israeli young man across the way.
We go to Eichlers, I am looking for a book. There is a sign on the door advertising they carry a kind of snuff that starts with a T. I approach the man working at the counter and inquire, "do you have simcha snuff?"
I ask another salesperson if he can help me find the book Love is my Religion. not in stock
We go into the bank, I pull out my bling dollar sign and say, "We ALL LOVE Money!"
No one blinks
We go into a hosiery store-the women are suspicious, not the most friendly environment. I hand to mothers with carriages, crossing street with their boys, two women wearing pants. outside an apartment building, one is smoking they thank me.
In the health food store, the young man behind the counter with sidecurls is on the phone. I patiently wait for him to get off the phone and say, "I'm constipated, do you have a LAUGHSITIVE that will Ensure REGUHILARITY." being that Yiddish is his mother tounge, I don't think he get the joke...
LOVE BOMBING BORO PARK stay tuned...