Insanity For Sale

A few months ago, Katie and I were heading somewhere in the city, and we saw a homeless guy in the tunnel between the 42nd St station and Port Authority with a sign that said “TELL ME OFF – $2”. And I thought that was funny, really sad, and pretty insane all at the same time.
Tonight we were heading back to the subway around St. Marks (right near the fated telephone booth), and there was a guy in front of Starbucks selling snowballs for $1. Yes, snowballs – as in the balls of snow, not the slush-puppy-like thing they sell in Maryland or in the Clerks sense. This is when there are still giant piles of clean snow all over the place.
I am sincerely baffled.