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Private Jet Needs Fuel!

I just loved this gentleman. He was beyond cool. My husband and I were taking a leisurely walk along the Mississippi river, deep in conversation, as we passed him. Honestly we’d been walking and I’d been photographing all day and now I was just in relaxation mode (I’m usually much more observant). Our conversation went like this:

Him: “Did you see his sign?”

Me: “No I didn’t.”

Him: “It was very funny. You should take a picture.”

Duh?

I doubled back, lifted my camera in a gesture to say…”do you mind?” He said “Nah go right ahead.” I gave him a little something to help fuel that private jet. He thanked me, asked where we were from (he likes Canadians πŸ™‚ ), we knocked knuckles and I was on my way.

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New Orleans, street photography, man, sign, man on bench

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62 responses

  1. made me smile… wonderful photograph. Thank you dear, love, nia

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    January 30, 2013 at 8:25 am

  2. Lovely story, great well captured shot and these man wasn’t a that bad business man – he knew that advertising is important… πŸ˜‰

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    January 30, 2013 at 8:26 am

  3. Priceless πŸ™‚

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    January 30, 2013 at 8:36 am

  4. There is a lot of humor and maybe selfironi in those eyes. Fantastic photo!

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    January 30, 2013 at 8:38 am

  5. Yeah I know that feeling when my plane is out of fuel.

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    January 30, 2013 at 8:39 am

  6. Thank you for posting this!

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    January 30, 2013 at 9:07 am

  7. great picture and great sign!

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    January 30, 2013 at 9:12 am

  8. I love that creativity and sense of humor. To me it says he hasn’t lost hope. Great stuff, Edith! πŸ™‚

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    January 30, 2013 at 9:15 am

  9. Len

    That’s one very funny sign Edith. Nice catch (at least to your husband)!

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    January 30, 2013 at 9:41 am

  10. Love the expression you captured on his face Edith.

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    January 30, 2013 at 10:09 am

  11. doephotog

    LMAO! That is freaking awesome.

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    January 30, 2013 at 10:11 am

  12. I love it when homeless people get creative with their signs. It always makes me pitch in.

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    January 30, 2013 at 11:14 am

  13. Rich McPeek

    Nice find and very cool shot Edith!

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    January 30, 2013 at 11:20 am

  14. I’m with Chris Nitz, creativity will get you a long with me! Excellent post and shot!

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    January 30, 2013 at 11:23 am

  15. Mark Summerfield

    You can see from the look on the man’s face that there was a great sense of humor there, and the sign just backs this up. Great capture, Edith!

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    January 30, 2013 at 1:44 pm

  16. Great story and photo to match!

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    January 30, 2013 at 1:58 pm

  17. What a wonderful photo….a certain sweetness in his eyes (expression).

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    January 30, 2013 at 2:00 pm

  18. Fabulous portrait Edith. You’ve really captured his humour despite his circumstances. Wonderful picture!

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    January 30, 2013 at 2:31 pm

  19. Now just how awesome is this image??? FANTASTIC!

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    January 30, 2013 at 3:39 pm

  20. Such a fresh idea! Great pic!

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    January 30, 2013 at 4:31 pm

  21. That guy is really clever! You have to help an executive like that fuel his jet.

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    January 30, 2013 at 6:00 pm

  22. That is creative πŸ™‚

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    January 30, 2013 at 6:05 pm

  23. Oh my, the sign is wonderful, but the emotion on his face? Priceless!!!

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    January 30, 2013 at 6:21 pm

  24. LB

    I just love the expression on his face! And what an awesome sign! Glad your husband was paying attention πŸ™‚

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    January 30, 2013 at 7:45 pm

  25. What a treasure! This is a man who thinks outside the box, he is a person that would be a jackpot to shadow for an entire day. Glad you went back for the shot.

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    January 30, 2013 at 10:27 pm

  26. A homeless guy with a sense of humor; you gotta love that!

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    January 30, 2013 at 11:36 pm

  27. Now that sounded like a great chance encounter, Edith. It’s one of those small memories that will last a long time. If you’re like me, you will always wonder about that gentleman when you see this wonderful photo. πŸ™‚

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    January 31, 2013 at 7:13 am

  28. Oh, I just love this Edith! Pure, honest… and funny!!

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    January 31, 2013 at 11:40 am

  29. Very cool, Edith! This man has a great sense of humor. Must have been quite an experience, Edith.

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    January 31, 2013 at 12:23 pm

  30. A delightful photograph. Brought out the smile in me. A great capture.

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    January 31, 2013 at 7:48 pm

  31. I am smiling as I post this comment!

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    January 31, 2013 at 11:56 pm

  32. What a great story and catch Edith, love the sign

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    February 1, 2013 at 4:35 pm

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