May 29th, 2009

corset & bougainvillea

Sobering.

On the 27 Muni bus, heading from the 'Loin to San Francisco General to fill out employment paperwork (i.e. signing a loyalty oath to the State of California, proving I can work legally in the United States, etc.), I found myself sitting in front of several teenaged girls. I overheard them giggling about who was going to do their hair and make-up for prom this weekend as they showed each other the dresses they just skipped school to buy for it downtown.

Two had babies in strollers with them. Another girl, who got on the bus a few stops before I got off, was on her way to pick up her baby. She said she wasn't sure she could go to prom because she didn't have anyone to babysit.