The air is clear up there, they said.
Big becomes small, drama left behind, they said.
But what of the terrified child,
the one who’s never done this before?
But what of the foreigner,
the one who needs deodorant, like right now?
But what of the business man,
the one who’s talking over the safety spiel?
But what of the obese man,
the one who’s rattling my brain with his walrus tongue?
But what of the distracted stewardess,
the one who’s hips slam my not-so-funny bone?
And closer to home, what of the two boys, the ones arguing
for technology with rolling eyes like Vegas slot machines?
Charlie Brown’s teacher mumbles something, then we descend.
Wheels search, then grab, pavement. I crave coffee. Its embrace
obliterates the lousy flight, and instantly I’m grounded once again.
C. L. Swinney (c) 2015
Yes, this one really irks me. So you are in your car and a pedestrian is coming up to the crosswalk in front of you. You slow and stop and give them plenty of room to walk across the street. Then, for some unknown reason, they give you the stink eye and walk as slow as possible to the other side!!!! WTH?!?!?!? What is really going on there?? Today was the day that this behavior forced me to act.
I jumped out of my car after placing my hazard lights on and politely asked, “Excuse me Sir, would you like assistance crossing the street?”
With a puzzled look the 20-something year old man replied, “Ummm, no.” Then he turned a little red in the face and picked up his pace across the street.
“Ok, have a great day,” I said as I got back in my car and safely drove away.
What are your experiences with this??