He adds: "I seen that everybody or the majority of people were talking to themselves and when I looked closer.. were in their ears .. with the phone things, iPhone things.
"And I thought to myself why everybody became CIA or agents or stuff like that because that's the only thing I can think of somebody walking round with wires on their ears.
"And then some people are not looking where they're going so I'm trying to figure out how people do that."
He is also baffled by the wide range of food and drink on offer, none of which was on the menu in prison.
He says: "I eat different things now because I'm looking at all this crazy stuff we've got so I try it out. The funny dinners, different coloured drinks, there are so many things so it's hard to pick out really the choice you want."
But for Otis the hardest thing about coming out of prison was the fact that he had lost touch with his family in 1998 and has no way of finding them and no one to talk to.
He says: "It bothered me a lot because I really miss my family you know."
But he is determined to stay positive.
The old man adds: "You know you only have to let things go because holding onto the anger will stagnate your growth and development. I try not to go backward, I try to go forward that's how I survive in society."