The way Leslie talked about her made her seem like a mythical being. You hear about Austin being weird all the time, but seldom do you find the weird that refuses to be capitalized. I knew I had to get in contact with her. So, I did.
I arranged to meet with her one Sunday afternoon, just to chat and get to at least meet this legendary neighbor. To my pleasant surprise, this meeting came sooner than I had planned.
Two days before our scheduled meet up, I get a call from Reji. I immediately thought she was going to cancel and began to rack my brain for a plan B. What she told me surprised me in the best way. (Keep in mind, I have never met her at this point.)
"Hey. What are you doing right now?"
"Reji...what's up. I'm on my way to the municipal court to contest two parking tickets."
She laughed, and told me to turn around.