Good crazy people talk is the best thing to ever come out of having crazy people. In Cambridge, Massachusetts, there is a place familiar to most Bostonians, a little place called Central Square; home of The Middle East, ImprovBoston, Nick’s Comedy Stop (Cambridge location), and a few other nightlife spots. It’s also home to a rather large population of homeless/crazy people.
Well, one time while walking through it with some friends that were unfamiliar with the area, I proclaimed “Welcome to Central Square!” To that, I received the following response from a total stranger:
This isn’t Central Square, it’s Mental Square!
The response came immediately, which makes me think this guy was waiting around for someone to mention Central Square so he could chime in with his zinger. Perhaps he’s a Beetlejuice-like character, who just appears when some says “Welcome to Central Square!” Either way, you’re welcome, friend.
Working in the Financial District of Boston, I see a lot of deliverymen. FedEx, UPS, W. B. Mason, etc. I don’t think I know anyone who has one of these