Posted by Deirdre Oakley, ATLANTA, GA – Sometimes you just come across things on the street that make you stop. Late last week I was walking up Marietta Street in downtown Atlanta, not far from the Georgia State University campus, when I came across this scene. What juxtaposition: an empty mini of Tanqueray gin next to a soda cup on top of GSU stickered Police Call Box Number 13. Who knows what the story behind this was – perhaps just a random collection of items --but the Number 13 seemed especially timely and even a little spooky since Halloween is tomorrow. Boo!
Deirdre Oakley is an Associate Professor of Sociology at Georgia State University and the Editor of Social Shutter. She can be contacted at email@example.com