Personal Narrative: My Observation At Rittenhouse Square Park

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Location: I decided to start my observation on a bench inside Rittenhouse Square Park. There’s a lot of people inside the park participating in many activities. I’m sitting on a bench near the fountain and people watching. Some people are sun bathing in the grass with their shoes off, while others are sitting on a blanket with their friends, significant others, or pet. They all look very relaxed and content. There’s a lot of music being played in the park. There’s a man with his guitar playing acoustic music, which is very calming. The sound is very soft and slow paced. A person walks by moments later with a small boombox blasting an old hip-hop song. The song that was playing was Slick Rick’s "Children's Story". I find this amusing because I still can’t believe that people walk around neighborhoods blasting music out of a large device on their shoulders; people usually do this with their phones. He walked by and rapped in English “There lived a lil' boy who was misled by another lil' boy and this is what he said: ‘Me and you, Ty, we gonna make some cash Robbin' old folks and makin' tha dash’”. He danced nodded his head with the rhythm and proceeded to walk through the park. Around this time, there are usually a lot of nannies/caregivers inside the park. The park is filled with children between the ages of 1-4. There…show more content…
Before I could answer he explained that I had to give him a quarter in order to see the trick. I kindly told him that I didn’t have any change on me and then he got irritated and said “You look like you have money on you”, and walked away. He approached a man who was sitting on a bench near me and asked the same question. The man willingly gave him a quarter, expecting a trick. The homeless man said “Okay” and started to laugh. I was slowly walking away where I heard the homeless man say “Hey, do you have any more
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