It reminded me, for some reason, of a beautiful afternoon at a sidewalk cafe where a pretty girl sitting at the table next to mine delivered to her companion, in the course of a high-pitched conversation, her culminating tour de force: "Well, it's like daddy said, you've got to take care of yourself 'cause it's a doggy-dog world."
I don't know whether the fellow in the street was drunk or just trying to fuck with me.
We all have characters on the margins of our lives who we can scarcely remember, whose names we don't know. It is best to make note of them, I think, lest it all be lost.
I'm just saying.