This is John. He’s 40 years old. He might be Norwegian by the way he stands and his facial expressions. His shoes are nicely polished but they are too tight.
He has a lot of responsibility in the parade, a USA parade. Maybe he’s waiting for the parade to start so he can march. You have to have the right pose to keep the people in line so the people know who to follow.
Maybe it’s the middle of the parade, probably in New York City. They have parades there fairly often. New York’s a mess when there’s a parade.
He looks a little on the angry side. Maybe his animal got lost. Maybe his wife left him after telling him she’d be right back and she never came back. Maybe she saw someone at the parade and she thought she’d like to see more of him and she might have invited that man to dinner. He’s frowning because his wife isn’t with him. He has a look of annoyance.
Maybe it’s the end of the parade. The people are starting to disperse.
When the parade is over, he’ll have something to eat. It’s easy to find something to eat in New York City.
He’s thinking, “How the hell did I get into this?!?”
He has a headache and his feet hurt. He wants to go home. He’s thinking, “Who got me into this?!?” He will never do it again. The people aren’t well-behaved and won’t listen to him. There’s nothing duller than being in a parade in New York City!
He says, “I’d rather be home eating a sandwich with corn on the cob,” but he’s been assigned to what he’s doing. He’s hating this moment. He looks at his watch and says, “How much more time do I have?”
It’s noisy. He’s hot and he’s hungry.
The flag is heavy. That sash might be holding up the flag or it might be part of his outfit.
“Whoever thought this was a good idea?!?”
He’s not enjoying himself and doesn’t like the responsibility. He’s not getting any sympathy from his wife. He says, “How would you like to be standing on your feet all this time??”
She says, “You asked for it. Someone’s gotta do it!”
He might be a policeman or he might know a policeman who picked him. Maybe it wasn’t his choice.
“I thought this would be fun, but it isn’t!”
He’s a very stern person but everyone has to have fun sometimes!
Fun would be lying on the beach where it’s quiet.