1001 Black Men–#135

During the last week or so, I’ve been paying a lot of attention to older men. I saw this man at the Starbucks off the Dutton and Estudillo exit of I-580, in San Leandro. I noticed him, because when I am at a cafe I notice everyone who comes in just to read and relax. I’m sort of a telecommuter, and  I go to cafes to work. This gentleman came in with his Economist magazine, ordered one of those fancy coffees with whip cream on top, and proceeded to enjoy reading and drinking his beverage for the next couple hours. He was, in a word, chillin’. He read his magazine cover to cover, taking generous breaks to listen in on the conversations around him. The expression he is wearing in this drawing is the face he made while listening to a couple one table over. He was listening so intently that he completely stopped even trying to hide the fact that he was eavesdropping.


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