Mood: Happy Snapper
And then Chantelle, Fat Mum Slim featured my little story on her blog!
You see, when I took this photo, I never thought it would make Fab Four. It was a hurried shot, taken in less than 2 seconds, on a Friday afternoon by a harried working mum after a particularly unsatisfying day at work. I was racing to the bus stop to meet a bus that often ran early, and I had already tried to take another photo of the “little green man” at another intersection, only to have other harried Friday afternoon office workers push me out of the way.
I walked up to this particular intersection (where Bond Street met George Street in Sydney CBD), as I knew the little green man would stay on for a bit longer than other crossings. When the little green man came on, I crossed over Bond Street, and stood about 3 steps away from the other side of the kerb to take this photo. Waiting at the traffic lights was a taxi, and I was literally standing right in front of it when I took this photo. The taxi was waiting for the lights to change – it was stopped at a red light – so when the taxi driver tooted his horn at me, I was startled and annoyed. Still, I was standing in the road, in his way, so I turned to apologise to the driver. I was expecting a tirade of abuse, but what he said surprised me and made me smile.
The taxi driver leaned out of his window, and said “Photo a day challenge, right?”
In my already startled state, I wasn’t able to get any words out of my mouth. Instead, I smiled, gave him a thumbs-up, and waved as I continued towards my bus stop.
After being selected as a Fab Four (for which I was very thrilled), I shared my story on Fat Mum Slim’s Facebook page. The story has now made many others smile, and while I’m a bit embarrassed, I am happy and glad to have shared it with everyone.