??!! Miss Direction and the Duct-Tape Guy
posted by May 21 at 11:29 AMon
Recent days brought a pair of notable sightings from Last Days’ hot tippers.
First comes Hot Tipper Emma:
I was waiting for the bus and a blue station wagon pulled up with a sign on it that said “Miss Direction, transforming the mundane.” A lady got out of the car wearing a black coat with what looked like compasses sewn to her jacket. She introduced herself as Miss Direction, accompanied by her friend Michelle, and she and Michelle wanted to give me a ride to wherever I needed to go in exchange for my life story and my signature in their guest book. I don’t really relish telling my life story to strangers, but I took the ride anyway, even if it meant being asked questions like, “If you were an animal, which animal would you be?” Miss Direction dropped me off in front of my office, and gave me a little piece of paper that said “abandon desire.”
Even more beguiling than Emma’s Miss Direction sighting is Hot Tipper Todd’s report on the Duct-Tape Guy:
I was in Home Depot to get a key made. As I’m looking around for an employee, I spot a somewhat homeless-looking man wearing a mask. This mask was made entirely of duct tape. It had holes for his eyes and mouth (picture Dr. Doom) and a clear safety shield, which was in the upright position. This guy walks up to an employee and asks, “What aisle is the duct tape on?” Oh my freaking god, am I dreaming this? Apparently I was not dreaming, because that same employee ended up making my key for me, and he wouldn’t shut up about the duct tape guy. Since then, I’ve shared this story with friends and co-workers, and I’ve heard of many sightings. Does anyone know what this guys story is?? I gotta know.
Does anyone know anything about this masked man? Has anyone else encountered Miss Direction (who sounds a little flat-chested, if you know what I mean)? Are we in the middle of a public-art renaissance?