Monday, April 23, 2012
M and I saw this man a mile away, or should I say heard him. He was making a terrible racket, screaming and swearing and growling. He couldn’t walk in a straight line, and I was certain he would fall and break something. But like every professional drunk, he somehow managed to stay on his feet.
As he came closer I held on to my camera a little tighter. He seemed angry, menacing, and even violent. He stopped to look at us, his eyes bloodshot from too much vodka. He eyed my camera and opened his mouth to speak.
"The European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs screwed us over."
M and I blinked. Huh?
"That’s what politicians do, they screw you over. We sent him there to fix our financial problems, to fix Europe’s problems, and look at what’s happened!"
We blinked some more. Huh?
He then went on to spin a story about how Olli Rehn, the European Commissioner for Economic and Financial Affairs, is an undercover spy, how politics in Finland is rigged and how Europe is going down. Despite his dirty clothes and stinky breath, he showed a surprising knowledge of the workings of financial politics in the EU, and as he walked away, I snapped a photo of him, wondering if it was all just a big fish tale, or if there might have been a grain of truth to his conspiracy theories.
This post is a part of the 30 Days of Photographs II challenge. Please visit the rest of the participants for more fantastic photos: MikeWJ, Nicky and Mike, Mo, Meleah, John, aka nonamedufus, Bryan, aka Unfinished Person, Mariann, Malisa, Nora, LaughingMom, Tanya, Elizabeth A., 00dozo, Cheryl, Kristen and Katherine. *