People in Prague

Just some observations while people watching.

The first day while we were checking out the big church, a little boy, about 4 or 5 walked out of a store, I guess, dropped his pants and underpants and peed on the tree.

There seem to be a lot of people using crutches. Not the under the arm ones, but the ones with the clamps on the lower arm. Young and old. And I’ve seen more hair lips than I’ve seen in quite a long time.

There are a lot of people who are homeless, or at least appear so. People searching through trash cans, sleeping on benches, sitting in the metro being rousted by the police. Mostly old and male, but not all.

We’ve run into several out and out beggars. Hat in hand and prostrate with a few coins in their hats.

The people don’t like cell phones much. While on the tram, a guy was talking loudly, the others around him kept looking around at him and one guy who was getting off, actually stopped and glared at him before continuing off the tram.

And folks on the tram are quite courteous. When older folks get on, if there are no seats, people get up immediately. One old woman with crutches got on and couldn’t get to a seat so was desperately clinging to the bar when a young man jumped up and helped her to the next bar so she could sit down.

Women seem to clutch their coats with one hand vs zipping it up.

It may seem sexist but I’ve noticed that there are a lot of pretty women, lots of regular looking and a few beautiful ones. When I was in Athens, there were a lot of really beautiful women. It may be attitude or just the location or even the time of year; California girls vs other places for example. Women here seem a little furtive, wary. There are women who seem confident and self assured but not near as many.

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