With family and friends, I’m famous for sending text messages with random odd things that I see during the week. It might be something really off the wall fashion wise like neon lime green cutout spandex leggings or something just funny like a little dog in a sweatsuit including the roo pouch on the back instead of the front though.
I always end up with C + C Music Factory’s “Things That Make You Go Hmmm” popping in my head when this happens as well.
So I present you, this week’s
Things That Make You Go Hmmm
I am part of the large post work pedestrian masses. Everyone is in their version of the homebound daze which makes it part marching, part cattle like drive, and a somewhat steady tempo. True, there are people who bob, weave, or are complete idiots and walk against the normal flow of traffic (but that is a rant for a future time) but overall it is a large steadily moving semi wall of people.
This is the case minus a group of teenage boys which made me think of that of Goofus and Gallant from Highlights. High school track practice is a smart idea. High school track practice in the middle of homebound pedestrian traffic is not a smart idea. Neither is running back and forth over the curb – street/curb/sidewalk/repeat – with a good amount of vehicles on the road. Neither is bounding in front of people and cutting them off. Neither is giving the “wha???” face when you almost run into dozens of people.
There are endless routes that would have been much much better and much safer for them to run and then not be a thing that made me go hmmm.