We moved to a condo a couple of years back and quite enjoy it. It has an interesting mix of people and the convenience of the condo life is great. The only thing I didn’t count on, were vampires in the elevators.
I actually like vampire movies and the new one coming out with Johnny Depp looks like a hoot. On the morning in question, I had just finished watching an installment of Being Human. It’s a British, dark comedy about a vampire, werewolf and ghost that share a home and various adventures. The writing is great and they mix the odd chuckle with some pretty realistic gore, to make it both interesting and a near believable premise.
So, I’m fresh off the vampire story and enter the elevator on the 23rd floor. I pass on a casual greeting to the young man standing in the corner, texting, head down, as is the case with just about anybody under 30 riding the elevators. I’ve gotten in the habit of striking up a conversation when I’m in this situation and mentioned to the chap dressed in black, long and lean, dark hair and fair complexion, “You could have just walked out of the vampire movie I was watching”. My better half would have kicked me in the shins for that comment… but she wasn’t there.
Without skipping a beat, the young man said “thank you” and I could see a bit of a smile as he continued texting. We arrived at the ground floor and he exited but not before looking me straight in the eyes to say goodbye. His eyes where all black, no colour whatsoever. I have to tell you, it threw me for a loop for a minute or two, as I continued my elevator ride to the parking garage.
I understand he had some kind of contact lenses but it did make me think. What if, along with everything else we deal with on a daily basis, we had to be on the ready to fend off vampire and werewolf attacks? It would certainly put our current challenges in perspective.
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