I bought one for the first time last week. My girlfriend kept giving me a hard time for my (brand new) jeans being too big and my always pulling them up. So I figured what the hell, I’ll buy a belt. Um…why? I mean I love that my jeans now stay up and joy of joy, they don’t drag on the floor any more. But what’s the point if my belt keeps riding above the loops of the jeans and sticks to me? I’ve already loosened it as much as I can. Any looser and well, no need for the belt. I just don’t really get it, but oh well.
Onto the next topic…crazies on the road! No really, each time I went out today, some crazy driver did something stupid or totally inconsiderate.
At the farmer’s market, all these big SUVs that barely missed scrapting the ceiling of the parking garages would crawl like a snail through the garage, taking forever. The would inch over the speed bumps, hanging out their windows hoping they won’t scrape the ceiling. Maybe they shouldn’t park in parking garages then. And when I finally did manage to find a parking space, I have to pass it by since some SUV took up all of their space and some of the space next to them to park their monstrosity so it’s not like I could park after all.
At the grocery store, same weirdness. First, some kid on a bike, talking on a cell phone total whizzes by completely disregarding the 4-way stops that the we all have to stop for. So you go to make your turn, at your turn, only to have this kid, not paying attention, yammering away on the phone, blow by so you have to slam on your breaks.
Then when it’s finally time to park, I pull into the lane, empty spaces on both sides. The gal in front of me turns WIDE making me think that she’s going to park her itty bitty car on the right side, so I wait to park on the left side. She starts waving for me to go around…hello, spots on both sides here, I’ve got on a blinker, either way, I wouldn’t be going around. I motion that I’m taking the spot on the left so I can’t go around, she pulls up, then proceeds to back into the space on the left. What?!? Two spots, wide open on the other side, and yet she still feels the need to swing all the way, nearly into the spot only to back into a space on the left. Whatever. I was parked and out of my car before she even managed to finish parking.
On the way home, some chick decides not to take the turn on the yellow and sit through the red. That’s fine, no need to risk a ticket or whatever. But she doesn’t even pull up to the line. She’s half a car length away. I toot my horn and motion for her to move up so that I can make the right on red (totally legal). Nothing. I wait a minute and toot again. Again, nothing. One more toot, the passenger in the backseat turns to look at me, I motion to move up, I’m already half into the turn lane so it’s not like they don’t know what’s going on. Again, nothing. I give up. Right before the light changes, she finally pulls up to the line and I pass to make my turn. The woman is glaring at me. What?!?
So yeah, seems like there just might be some crazy, inconsiderate people on the road today. Don’t even get me started on our wacky neighbors and how little they understand the basics of street parking.
And today’s much happier and final topic…I found workshop space! I kept telling myself that since things with LWL took off so quickly and without my thought behind the process (it’s all about timing), that I was going to spend the month of May figuring how to get more business. In particular, how to find the right space to teach workshops. Well, I seem to have lucked out yesterday and found a whole slew of affordable (and local) spaces. Can’t wait! Things are really beginning to take off and I’m loving that feeling.