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One late afternoon, as I was starting to take interest in menu's, I came across this mime. A fun person, full of humour. I first suggested, that since he can't speak, he can't tell me his plight - to which he rolled his eyes and wriggled his stomach. I then suggested that something is wrong with his stomach and if he needs to run, I will look after his (plastic) pigeon and collection hat. He reacted by staring at me with wide eyes and a look that says - oh ye think I am dimwitted? My next suggestion was that he may be hungry - and, oh - his eyes glittered. I then told him to take a bite from his pigeon and I will see how I can help. He staged this picture and I gave him €5 for real.



comments (15)

  • Martine
  • France
  • 22 Sep 2017, 00:17
Pauvre oiseau !
Louis: Ne vous inquiétez pas. L'oiseau est en plastique.
What a story and what a pose!
Louis: A fun person to have a 'conversation' with, Larry.
  • Ray
  • Not in United States
  • 22 Sep 2017, 01:00
Very entertaining, Louis!
Louis: Quite so, Ray. If he (or she??) was to clean up, I would probably not even recognise him.
  • Astrid
  • Netherlands
  • 22 Sep 2017, 05:03
This is a fun story and I think this picture is worth €5... what a way to earn money...
Louis: Yes, stand still and hope someone will drop something into the hat.
Wonderful, Louis! What fun!
Louis: Wherever I find a mime, I try to get them to react. In a non-confrontational way of course. This guy did and I am sure he enjoyed it as well.
Good for you, Louis. He'd get a kick of all of us looking at your/his masterpiece, I'm sure. smile
Louis: Heh, heh - if he would know how many people are looking at the picture, he would probably think about more money, Ginnie.
  • Chris
  • Not Nowhere
  • 22 Sep 2017, 06:25
Well done Louis, great shot!
Louis: Thank you Chris.
  • Philine
  • Germany
  • 22 Sep 2017, 06:57
You have a good heart, Louis. We know those standing figures also in our town. What a funny scene!
Louis: He is a fun person, Philine.
  • Lisl
  • England
  • 22 Sep 2017, 08:08
My first laugh of the day, thank you, Louis
Louis: Glad to oblige, Lisl.
  • gutteridge
  • Somewhere in deep space
  • 22 Sep 2017, 08:17
That was a generous prize Louis, it seems you had fine with this 'statue'.
Louis: I had fun, indeed, gutteridge.
Well worth the 5 Euros Louis
Louis: Glad you think so, Bill. To me, €5 is a more money, than it probably is to him.
It was really worth the money and your efforts Louis, what a great fun picture.
Louis: Thank yo Brian, I thought so too.
I love your story. I have a few of these plastic birds around - crows for the annual crow walk.
Louis: Thank you Mary. I looked up PEI Crow Walk and saw something about a Lennox Island Powwow. Looks like something that would set shutters working.
  • Alan
  • San Francisco Airport, California
  • 22 Sep 2017, 16:29
Oh... very good. At first I thought that this was an actual statue until I read your notes. Getting into the gear and make up must take ages.
Louis: Thank you Alan. And getting out of it and cleaned up, must take just as much time.
Amazing what people will do to make a buck!
Louis: Yes, Tom and with these guys I am never sure whether it is utter desperateness or just a hobby. The get-up and clean-off must take ages.

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