Yes, I walk to work, which apparently makes me insane in rural Texas. Every time I go on vacation to large cities I see hundreds of people walking, and I usually do when I’m there. It’s cheaper then a taxi and I like to explore. I found that walking is actually enjoyable. Granted I’m not walking 5 miles, but I don’t really see any need to fire up the Dodge Magnum for a 5 or 6 block road test. So I started walking about 6 months ago. Not being a morning person this allows me to wake up before I’m actually at the office and the walk home gives me a little time to wind down and reflect on the day. Since I started walking I feel calmer and more at ease with not only myself, but those around me. This morning when I was walking to work I saw an old lady walking in the alley picking up old aluminum cans.* I see this old lady found a can in a yard so she went to get it. Well this little puppy dog came up like it wanted to be petted and she slapped at it. Well the little turd hound jumped back to avoid the slap, but I guess he thought the old lady was playing with him so he came again to be petted. Well by this time she had picked up the can and crushed it. She then proceeded to knock the shit out of the puppy with the half full grocery sack of crushed aluminum cans. As you can imagine the dog let out a loud whine and ran further back in the lawn. The old lady came into this happy puppy’s yard and knocked the shit out of him, that’s just not right. It got me thinking maybe I should go into her yard steal her garden gnome and knock the shit out of this crotchety old bitch with a sack full of other lawn gnomes I stole. Here is hoping the puppy grows into a big dog bites your ass causing you to fall down and break a hip, only lassie is not going to be there to save you it’s going to be a rabid ole yellower. How sweet is that? It makes me smile. :)
Thoughts I had while writing this post.
* That sounds like a good project for the elderly, picking up trash. They can use there scooters to drive around picking up roadside trash. It will make them feel like useful member of society. If there taking money from my paycheck this least they can do is make the streets look clean.