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January 19, 2010
Jimmy was a one-legged Rasta street performer in the guise of a homeless man. He got on a packed subway car at Bathurst and like cats who will sit on the cat hater in the crowd, Jimmy settled next to a stuffed shirt. Tough crowd. Then from his limited vantage point he spied a friend and leaving his crutch to guard his seat used the overhead bars to brachiate his way through, returning the same way. Still nobody acknowledged him, much less his athleticism or humour. He cleared his throat and delivered his coup de grace: “Anybody see a leg?”