“In due time” – Final project

For my final project, I wanted to do something different.. Something bold. I thought of using predictive text as a platform to send some sort of message but I was indecisive about the content. I finally dug deep into my own personal stash and decided to use an email I sent to an ex several years ago. In my mind, I thought searching through my old archives for piteous email messages from the span of our pre-breakup would entertain me. I imagined laughing at these gut wrenching old letters as they relentlessly formed hopeless sentences that mustered up desperation, false hopes and confusion.  Seriously, I thought I would find the context completely amusing; especially since I finally understood exactly what people meant when they said Time heals all wounds“.  I perused through my stuff and realized it wasn’t funny at all.  Alright, maybe it was a tad entertaining but not funny overall. However, I did discover something magical out of this experience; reading through old messages was  a testament to the importance of time and as a result, I  uncovered a new  way to share “some sort of message”– Heart break doesn’t come easy, it hurts like hell and it doesn’t only exists in  breakups;  it could stem from failed expectations, friendships, school, family, bad news… anything! It is essential to become aware of time and its purpose in healing. I know it’s hard to accept when you’re in the midst of it all but pain truly dissolves with time, believe it.

I wanted to totally transform one of my emails. I had many thoughts, but my main goal was to  adopt a system whereby the original content  would drastically change from a negative to positive tone. I decided to use a poetry generator from class because  I really wanted to use my text to return positive affirmations without the need of reading  the original source. I used the Counter object to return the number of occurrences in my text and used the most frequent words to set up two lists; one with the most common used words and positive affirmations for the second. I also used the random element to arbitrarily generate new words. My inspiration: A House of Dust, by Alison Knowles and James Tenney.

See random affirmations below! 

 

I’d like to also point out the time, which is significant here. I wanted to display the time in both cases – past tense and real-time, mainly to prove healing is a work in progress and to remind myself that time is essential for change. 

For fun:

I tested the Markov model and joined my email message with the Genesis text from the Bible using the RWET Markov-N-grams session notes. God is definitely on to something… 

 

The final project presentation idea:

A chair, a projector looping a time-lapse video (change metaphor), and me reading the source email. At first, I planned to create a word cloud using Rita.js to populate positive words on the projector but I decided against it. Oh, and the foreign object next to the chair.. that’s a rose with fallen petals. I scratched that idea too.  

Check my affirmation generator code below! 

Update: I burned the letter after the show! “Take your broken heart and make it art” 

New Poetic Form

I created a new poetic form titled “Boundaries” based on lyrics extracted from rapper Eminem’s song “Stan”. Stan is a song about an obsessed fan who becomes increasingly upset through a series of letters in an attempt to gain Eminem’s attention.

Running Boundaries renders three different outputs that challenged my  perception of what I considered more or less threatening through text. The first poem generates all capital letters– internet code for shouting. This poem displays the text in the maximum size within its area, making every word intentional and somewhat obnoxious. Reaction: Extremely Threatening.

The second poem uses white space to create a feeling of loneliness and confusion. It was interesting to notice at first glance, my eyes targeted negative and/or threatening words first. Possibly because I am familiar with the lyrics and song?? Reaction: Threatening.

The last poem appends the rappers name after each line, simulating a harassing and nagging experience. It also includes capital letters throughout the entire text. Reaction: Annoying

Overall, the output of Boundaries conforms as expected, triggering specific emotions based on language, character change and text placement. I think it does a great job of evoking emotions but we all know, no one can trigger emotions better than a human! (Yes?)

["DEAR SLIM, I WROTE YOU, BUT YOU STILL AIN'T CALLIN'",
 'I LEFT MY CELL, MY PAGER AND MY HOME PHONE AT THE BOTTOM',
 "I SENT TWO LETTERS BACK IN AUTUMN, YOU MUST NOT'VE GOT 'EM",
 "THERE PROBABLY WAS A PROBLEM AT THE POST OFFICE OR SOMETHIN'",
 "SOMETIMES I SCRIBBLE ADDRESSES TOO SLOPPY WHEN I JOT 'EM",
 "BUT ANYWAYS, FUCK IT, WHAT'S BEEN UP, MAN? HOW'S YOUR DAUGHTER?",
 "MY GIRLFRIEND'S PREGNANT TOO, I'M 'BOUT TO BE A FATHER",
 "IF I HAVE A DAUGHTER, GUESS WHAT I'MA CALL HER?",
 "I'MA NAME HER BONNIE",
 "I READ ABOUT YOUR UNCLE RONNIE TOO, I'M SORRY",
 "I HAD A FRIEND KILL HIMSELF OVER SOME BITCH WHO DIDN'T WANT HIM",
 "I KNOW YOU PROBABLY HEAR THIS EVERY DAY, BUT I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN",
 'I EVEN GOT THE UNDERGROUND SHIT THAT YOU DID WITH SKAM',
 'I GOT A ROOM FULL OF YOUR POSTERS AND YOUR PICTURES, MAN',
 'I LIKE THE SHIT YOU DID WITH RAWKUS TOO, THAT SHIT WAS PHAT',
 'ANYWAYS, I HOPE YOU GET THIS, MAN, HIT ME BACK',
 'JUST TO CHAT, TRULY YOURS, YOUR BIGGEST FAN, THIS IS STAN']
Dear       Slim,       I       wrote       you,       but       you       still       ain't       callin'
I       left       my       cell,       my       pager       and       my       home       phone       at       the       bottom
I       sent       two       letters       back       in       autumn,       you       must       not've       got       'em
There       probably       was       a       problem       at       the       post       office       or       somethin'
Sometimes       I       scribble       addresses       too       sloppy       when       I       jot       'em
But       anyways,       fuck       it,       what's       been       up,       man?       How's       your       daughter?
My       girlfriend's       pregnant       too,       I'm       'bout       to       be       a       father
If       I       have       a       daughter,       guess       what       I'ma       call       her?
I'ma       name       her       Bonnie
I       read       about       your       Uncle       Ronnie       too,       I'm       sorry
I       had       a       friend       kill       himself       over       some       bitch       who       didn't       want       him
I       know       you       probably       hear       this       every       day,       but       I'm       your       biggest       fan
I       even       got       the       underground       shit       that       you       did       with       Skam
I       got       a       room       full       of       your       posters       and       your       pictures,       man
I       like       the       shit       you       did       with       Rawkus       too,       that       shit       was       phat
Anyways,       I       hope       you       get       this,       man,       hit       me       back
Just       to       chat,       truly       yours,       your       biggest       fan,       this       is       Stan
["DEAR SLIM, I WROTE YOU, BUT YOU STILL AIN'T CALLIN' ,SLIM",
 'I LEFT MY CELL, MY PAGER AND MY HOME PHONE AT THE BOTTOM ,SLIM',
 "I SENT TWO LETTERS BACK IN AUTUMN, YOU MUST NOT'VE GOT 'EM ,SLIM",
 "THERE PROBABLY WAS A PROBLEM AT THE POST OFFICE OR SOMETHIN' ,SLIM",
 "SOMETIMES I SCRIBBLE ADDRESSES TOO SLOPPY WHEN I JOT 'EM ,SLIM",
 "BUT ANYWAYS, FUCK IT, WHAT'S BEEN UP, MAN? HOW'S YOUR DAUGHTER? ,SLIM",
 "MY GIRLFRIEND'S PREGNANT TOO, I'M 'BOUT TO BE A FATHER ,SLIM",
 "IF I HAVE A DAUGHTER, GUESS WHAT I'MA CALL HER? ,SLIM",
 "I'MA NAME HER BONNIE ,SLIM",
 "I READ ABOUT YOUR UNCLE RONNIE TOO, I'M SORRY ,SLIM",
 "I HAD A FRIEND KILL HIMSELF OVER SOME BITCH WHO DIDN'T WANT HIM ,SLIM",
 "I KNOW YOU PROBABLY HEAR THIS EVERY DAY, BUT I'M YOUR BIGGEST FAN ,SLIM",
 'I EVEN GOT THE UNDERGROUND SHIT THAT YOU DID WITH SKAM ,SLIM',
 'I GOT A ROOM FULL OF YOUR POSTERS AND YOUR PICTURES, MAN ,SLIM',
 'I LIKE THE SHIT YOU DID WITH RAWKUS TOO, THAT SHIT WAS PHAT ,SLIM',
 'ANYWAYS, I HOPE YOU GET THIS, MAN, HIT ME BACK ,SLIM',
 'JUST TO CHAT, TRULY YOURS, YOUR BIGGEST FAN, THIS IS STAN ,SLIM']

 

The digital cut-up

For this assignment, we were asked to creatively rearrange the contents of any given text. I chose to use the lyrics from the song “Hey Ya“, by André 3000. I used the .strip method to clean the data and remove new line characters. Once it was digestible, I was able to read (sing) the lyrics in a readable format. I used emojis in place of text to make reading the song fun.

['[Intro]',
 '✌🏾, ✌🏾, 3⃣',
 'Uh!',
 "My 👶🏾 don't mess around",
 'Because 👩🏾 loves😎so',
 'And this 👁know for sho',
 'But does 👩🏾 really want it',
 "But can't stand to see me",
 'Walk out the 🚪?',
 "Don't try to 👊🏾 the feeling",
 'Cause the thought alone is ⚰😎right now',
 'Thank 🙏🏾 for Mom and 👴🏾',
 'For sticking through together',
 "Cause we don't know how",
 '',
 '[Hook]',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '',
 '[Verse ✌🏾]',
 "You think you've got it",
 "😲, you think you've got it",
 'But "got it" just don\'t get it',
 "'Til there's nothing at all",
 "We've been together",
 "😲, we've been together",
 "But separate's always better",
 "When there's feelings involved",
 'If what they say is "Nothing is forever"',
 'Then what makes, then what makes, then what makes',
 'Then what makes, what makes, what makes',
 '😍 the exception?',
 'So why 😲 why 😲, why 😲 why 😲',
 'Are we so in denial',
 "When we know we're not 🙂 here?",
 "Y'all don't want to 👂🏾 me, you just want to 💃🏾",
 '',
 '[Hook]',
 '👋🏾 ya! Uh-😲',
 '👋🏾 ya! Uh-😲',
 "Don't want to meet your 👴🏾, 👋🏾 ya! Uh-😲",
 'Just want you in my 🚘, Uh-😲, 👋🏾 ya! Uh-😲',
 "Don't want to meet your mama, 👋🏾 ya! Uh-😲",
 'Just want to make you 💦, Uh-😲, 👋🏾 ya! Uh-😲',
 "👁'm, 👁'm, 👁'm",
 '👋🏾 ya!',
 "👁'm just being 🤞🏾",
 "👁'm just being 🤞🏾",
 '',
 '[Bridge]',
 '👋🏾, alright now',
 'Alright now fellas (Yeah!)',
 "Now what's cooler than being cool?",
 "(❄ cold!) 👁can't 👂🏾 ya",
 "👁say what's cooler than being cool?",
 '(❄ cold!)',
 'Alright, alright, alright, alright',
 'Alright, alright, alright, alright',
 'Alright, alright, alright, alright',
 'Alright, alright.. 👍🏾: now fellas🏾',
 '(Yeah?)',
 "We're gonna break this back down in just a few ⌛",
 "Now don't have😎break this thing down for nothing",
 "Now 👁want to see y'all on your baddest behavior",
 'Lend😎some sugar, 👁am your neighbor! Ah, here we go!',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it like a 📷 picture',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it like a 📷 picture',
 '',
 "Now all the 🐝once's and Lucy Lius",
 'And 👶🏾dolls, get on the floor',
 '(Get on the floor) 🕺🏾 it like a 📷 picture',
 'You know what to do 🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '😲, you know what to do!',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it 🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '😲, you know what to do! 🕺🏾 it like a 📷 picture',
 '',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!',
 '👋🏾 ya! 👋🏾 ya!']
I also filtered out my favorite part of the song and now it's stuck in my head.
[dance for dance in heyya_2 if dance.startswith("🕺🏾")]
Out[62]:
['🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it like a 📷 picture',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it',
 '🕺🏾 it like a 📷 picture',
 '🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it 🕺🏾 it, sh-🕺🏾 it'

 Side note: I also just realized this song was released 15 YEARS AGO. I’m still processing this...

Create your own poetry generator

For this assignment, I decided to use lyrics from “Nas is Like” by Nas. Nas began his music career in 1991 and has been extremely influential in the rap culture and entertainment industry since he dropped his début album illmatic in 1994. He is a phenomenal storyteller, with the ability to play with words and flow effortlessly. I chose “Nas is Like“, verse 2 because of the passion and promise throughout the verse. I’m fascinated by his skill of compounding complete stories in under 4 minutes.

“Nas is like…” Earth, Wind & Fire, rims and tires
Bulletproof glass, inside is the realest driver
Planets in orbit, line ’em up with the stars
Tarot cards, you can see the pharaoh Nas
“Nas is like…” Iron Mike, messiah type
Before the Christ, after the death
The last one left, let my cash invest in stock
Came a long way from blastin’ TEC’s on blocks
Went from Seiko to Rolex, owning acres
From the projects with no chips, to large cake dough
Dimes giving fellatio, siete zeros
Bet my 9 spit for the pesos, but what’s it all worth?
Can’t take it with you under this earth
Rich men died and tried, but none of it worked
They just rob your grave, I’d rather be alive and paid
Before my number’s called, history’s made
Some’ll fall, but I rise, thug or die
Making choices that determine my future under the sky
To rob, steal or kill, I’m wondering why
It’s a dirty game, is any man worthy of fame?
Much success to you, even if you wish me the opposite
Sooner or later we’ll all see who the prophet is

 

The Dadaist Poem generator rendered a  nonsensical paragraph but if you read the lyrics line by line, as its own entity, it makes some sense.

[Verse 2 starts @ 1:30]

Transcribe HW#1

We were asked to digitize a text that has never existed in digital form for our first assignment. The goal of the project is fidelity and attempting to transcribe as true to the original source material as possible. I thought of many things to transcribe: natural live births, funerals and police interactions on YouTube. The Youtube videos were great ideas but I wasn’t connected. I felt removed emotionally when I thought of transcribing a live birth. I watched many videos and although I connected with some, it wasn’t in the way I imagined for this project; I felt like a stranger looking in. After much debate, I decided to use something personal and that I’m actively involved in.

I spend time volunteering in the city with a wonderful organization that is focused on human centered design,  more specifically, finding ways to streamline the housing process for people currently living on the streets. I distribute care packages around NYC filled with socks, soaps, tampons, essentials for personal hygiene and snacks. We also hand out coats, jackets, sneakers and whatever else we can carry from our storage unit as a team. During distribution, we interview people and ask about their current shelter or housing status. The most passionate response usually comes from the following question: What would you change in the existing process that could make it easier to get off the street?” or “What would  you want out of an organization, how can they help you?”  One weekend, I met a wonderful elderly woman named Lisa on the corner of 34th St and 8th Avenue in Manhattan. She was covered from head to toe in heavy colorful wool blankets and sat quietly watching people pass by as she blended in with the scaffolding behind her. I looked directly at her and she gave me instant eye contact. We talked about many things; her life on the streets and her experience with the current shelter system. This interview resonated with me because of Lisa’s sheer passion and confidence. I thought about her for days after our initial interview. Could half of what she said truly exist? Could it be reality? I don’t know… See the transcription and audio below. 

 

Interviewer 1: Audrey (AM)
Interviewer 2: Tawania Reggler (TR)
Homeless Woman: Lisa from 34th & 8th Avenue, NYC (L)

AM: and ah, how long have you been here out on the streets.
L: um, I don’t remember.
AM: You don’t remember? Yeah, and have you been trying to move into housing?
L: No.
AM: No, um.
L: (Unintelligible) If I start doing it differently, I might mess up my, my, ah, ah…turn.
AM: Your turn?
L: Yeah.
AM: Yeah? Have the outreach organizations come and talk to you?
L: No.
AM: No, they don’t?
L: What’s that?
AM: The like outreach workers, outreach teams.
L: Oh! They came, but I told them the same thing.
AM: Yeah.
(Men talking in the background)
L: If I’m in the system, that um, waiting for my turn, for my waitlist, then I give myself everything.
AM: Yeah. Yeah, got it. Um, all right, ah, are there like any challenges that you faced in like working through the system?
L: No, I never want to work through the system because the system can’t help me.
TR: Why do you say that? That the system can’t help you?
L: Sweetheart, system has been broken for ages.
TR: Oh, trust me I know. But I’m asking you.
L: So I’m not giving you no secret.
TR: Right. I’m asking specifically, we’re using this data so that we can help.
L: Uh (Laughs).
TR: We need, we need like, concrete answers so we can take it to people that, take it to legislators and take it to people that can change the system, for you.
L: Talk to, call me when you’re going. I’ll come and talk to them.
TR: (Laughs)
L: I, I, have, education.
TR: I believe you.
L: I’ve been CNN person, girl on CNN (unintelligible). I know how to talk.
TR: Yeah.
L: Yeah, I can make them move their heads, move their brains.
TR: Yeah.
L: Because, system says. Help the homeless, give the money to some non-profit organizations. Non-profit organizations means: Pocket, in your pock… eh, ah in your ah…
TR: Money in your own pocket! L: Money in your own pocket!
L: Okay? This is non-profit organization. You think non-profit organization is gonna really give everybody place, so then who is gonna get the money for? If, I’m housed, you housed, she’s housed, non-profit organization don’t have anybody else to go say, hey, there’s so many out there. You got it?
TR: Got it.
L: It’s so simple. It’s just a logical explanation for everything but the system are screwed up because legislature thinks, hey we gave them money. Let’s give more money because there’s more out there.
TR: Mm Hmm
L: Because nobody (unintelligible). It’s simple.
AM: So if you could like picture, um like a system that was working, or an organization that could help you, like, what would that look like?
L: This is how they’re gonna do it, my opinion. It has to be mandatory whoever’s getting a place show the ID, and that have to go through the system, this person, this much long, is gonna be housed from these temporarily, TEMPORARILY, situations. Cause they not giving you apartment immediately. Is that right?
TR: That’s right.
(Sirens in background, people chatting)
L: This is the gap. They not giving apartment, they giving, ah, keep your mouth shut! In about, two three months, they didn’t got nothing? Kicked out. Limit is three months or two weeks or whatever it is. You kicked out. You still the same person on on the streets right? Means, the legislature have to say, whoa we have so much outside but what happened to the rest of the money? Huh? This is non-profit organization never gonna do the job. Have to be system that gonna look above their work, to see how they acting, how they helping the people and how to accomplish the goal. It’s important, important issue. We glad to say, we’re Americans. Fuck America! I’m not joking around. I stand on the corner and say fuck America. I’m not scared. I’m not shamed, because America messed it up, you know why? First of all, when I was working, ah in my (unintelligible) I have six languages. I was working immigration office, because everybody comes, they need the translation. You know how many people who spoke, let’s say you come in, I have to take your paperwork in immigration office right? You speak my language, I speak your language, we’re, oh my God. I’m gonna, I’m gonna put you in. You’re in. Don’t worry about it. We’re gonna get you in. In America. I would put every correct answers. I would not even ask. I know what I’m gonna put for you to get in here because I don’t want to be alone. I want to be somebody from my side, you get it what I’m saying? This is what they’ve done and nobody got checked out. Who’s coming in this country?
TR: Yup
L: Every bad person who was kicked out of their country, came to this country. Now we got a mess! Chaos in our country, because somebody, well, plenty people didn’t do proper job to keep this place clean. I feel sorry for Indians. I’m not joking around. I feel sorry for the police department, because they can’t handle the chaos. We don’t pay tax, nobody pay tax. Taxpayers are for sell! They go to work, oh today you’re special. Uh, get one, ah $5 dollar uh, uh, dish uh second monies for fee. For fees the employees going with a stranger! Could be killer, right?
TR: Mmm Hmm
L: This is what we have to face it. This is crazy what’s going on. Our taxpayers are getting someone to kill us. Trai, Somebody who wants to have a citizenship. They take to their country, have a face operation, get, look like the person who went into that country, and then (unintelligible) comes here. It could be espionage. It could be uh, enemy for our country. We don’t know that. So we have to have a stronger regime, stronger system for people get off the system on the streets but have a proper (unintelligible) to go and proper life to live. Not to be in a limbo. That’s not right.
AM: Did you, were you ever in like temporary housing or a shelter?
L: Temporary housing no, shelter yeah. When I was first came to New York, uhh that was three four years ago.
AM: And where…
L: And I went to shelter, then they put me into system.
TR: Where were you, where are you from?
L: I was
TR: Where did you come from?
L: I don’t remember. Ah, I was in the system maybe one month, or two months, that’s it. I was out.
TR: Hmm
L: That’s it.

AM: Why did you, (pause) leave the (pause) the system?
L: Ah, because (laughs) I don’t want to get into this but because my family had connections with the shelter. Now they own all the shelters. Bad guys. Simple. Bad guys.
TR: So if you could do anything to get into a housing program now, would you do?
L: No, honey
TR: You don’t want to go into housing?
L: Because my family is a bad guy, they’re killers and they’re thieves, and insurance coverers. If they know you, they know your information, they have two kind of insurance. One is a personal insurance.
TR: Uh huh
L: For best friends, for family. Or for the employer right?

TR: Uh huh
L: Where there are different (unintelligible) correct?
TR: Correct?
L: So, you might go into the purse of friends, special friend’s insurance list, and they get two insurance. One you’re an employee the other one is your best friend. They’re not connected. So afterwards, you’re gonna gone with the wind they get from two places money.
TR: OK
L: This is the system.
TR: Yeah
L: You got it, what I said?
TR: I got it. That’s why we’re collecting data.
L: You see how sad it is?
TR: Yeah, it is very sad
AM: Yeah
L: It’s scary isn’t it?
TR: There’s not so much we can do but we’re trying to collect this data to make it useful and helpful for homeless people.
L: Their names is known, everybody knows it, everybody scared of it, I don’t. They killed my husband for insurance scam. They make four million dollars out of one place. They investigate how they can make the most, and that’s the million put them into the system, as a rich guy. That’s, that’s my husband’s life, needed it from them to have their foots into the door. That’s what they did.
L: So, for one, for once they went and checked it. I never knew my husband had any insurance. I had no idea, never checked it, never interested. We live together, so hey. But they went, got into his car, broke into his car, got the insurance claims and stuff, they checked it out. They got friends in the insurance company and said “what is the deal”, they said, the insurance company friend was related to them, somebodies daughter’s husband was a insurance agent. The best money you get when he dies in the car that’s one million dollars just for that. The person dies in the car, one million dollar! So they killed him in the car, they make sure he was dead in the car! Can you imagine that? and then they added added added (unintelligible) 3-4 million dollars and a foot in the door, they start investing and now they’re the biggest guys in all California, New York. Every biggest cities, in fact they have companies in New Jersey. That’s how they invested (unintelligible).
TR: I have another coat would you like it?
L: Huh?
TR: I have another coat would you like it?
L: Uh, is it big enough?
TR: Yeah, it’s big enough and it’s nice and warm.
L: You sure? How about you?
TR: I have a coat. (Laughs)
L: You sure?
TR: Yeah, what do you think about this one?
L: I don’t know. (Hesitant)
TR: You tell me
L: It looks warm to me!
TR: Yeah, you can have it.
L: Can I?!
AM: Yeah!
TR: Of course
L: You know what? They say Tuesday, (unintelligible) is giving out the coats.
TR: Okay
L: So get a few of them and give them away.
TR (laughs) Okay
L: Seriously
TR: What’s your name?
L: Eh, Lisa
TR: Lisa
TR & AM lift Lisa up to try on new coat. (Unintelligible)
TR: You get it?
AM: Yeah.
TR: It still has the tags on it
L: I know. Ah let’s see if this one goes. (L trying on new coat)
Woman walking with child: want some hot chocolate? I didn’t touch it. It was because it’s buy one get one, you know.
TR: (Laughs)
L to child: You like hot chocolate honey? Of course she does. (Unintelligible)
Woman walking with child: Would you like to give it to her (woman asking child to give hot chocolate to Lisa)
Woman walking with child: Here you go!
AM: Yeah it might be a little bit tight.
L: It’s tight is it? It’s small.
TR: You think it’s too small?
L: I think so.
TR: You didn’t try the other arm.
L: Because I can’t even get that
TR: Oh you can’t. Okay. Oh, alright. I’m sorry.
L: That’s okay honey. You’re doing your best
TR: Would you like a scarf? I think I have a scarf.
L: A scarf is good.
TR: Okay, hold on one second (Gets scarf). How’s this?
L: Tight!
AM: Yeah
TR: Scarf
L: Oh, thank you
TR: You’re welcome
L: Thank you, thank you. Hey listen, when you going (unintelligible).
TR: Yes
L: Okay
TR: Yes
L: Use me
TR: Yes!
L: (Unintelligible) I’m not going there but when I open up my mouth, nobody can shut me.
TR: Yes (laugh)
L: Because I go exactly to the point. I don’t dance around. Nah ah, I don’t need 3 hours to talk. 5 minutes I can give you all the picture you need. In the perfect way for them to say hey, we have somebody stealing our stuff it’s not going out properly, let’s do something about it.
TR: Thank you so much Lisa!
L: You’re welcome. What’s your name?
TR: My name is Tee.
L: Tee! Yours?
AM: I’m Audrey.
L: Audrey, beautiful!
TR: God bless you okay? And take care.
L: God bless you, you guys make a perfect, perfect team.
TR: (Laughs) Thank you
L: You know perfect team makes the Holy Spirit get involved. Holy Spirit gets involved, everything’s gonna go smooth like a butter.
TR: Yes (laughs)
AM: Alright
L: Thank you so much
TR: Thank you!