I was downtown in the market with camera (of course) strolling in the spring sun. With the rest of Ottawa it seems - I forget that not everyone is semi-retired, some have to wait till the weekend to patio hop.
Anyways, came across a blue busker statue, that was putting on a good show. He stood on a milk crate, frozen, until some one dropped some change in the bucket. At that instant, he stomped loudly on the crate, and jumped to a new pose. Scaring the hell out of the unsuspecting person. A few tried to keep walking and be cool, most were honest and jumped themselves. Kids were especially cute, because a lot would jump back the first time, startled, and then realize it was fun. They would ask their parents for more change and then gingerly creep up to the bucket, hand outstretched, watching for a sign of movement. Nothing, until the coin dropped, then he'd leap into motion, and so would they.
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