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Sunday, November 26, 2006

A tale from the city

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J.M. Lawrence contributed to the Globe Magazine's Tales from the City today. Here's the story:

The big Starbucks on Boylston Street near Copley Square can be a delightful microcosm of the city. One morning recently, students, tourists, business types, and young couples were all jockeying for caffeine and a good spot to read the paper. I read mine next to an elderly man who was holding his about 3 inches from his face. His reading was interrupted by a toddler. The kid dug out a pair of diapers from his stroller and inexplicably held them out to the old guy. "No. I don't need those yet," the man told the child.

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