Thursday, October 8, 2009
Seen on the streets!
I had just dropped Brad at school and was making my way along a suburban street to get to the freeway. On the side of the busy street stood a tall elderly man holding two nicely made placards which read "Brothels are illegal" and "Keep our neighbourhood clean". A one-man picket! Obviously he has discovered that some of his nice neighbours are carrying on a seedy business due to the fact that they are receiving an inordinately high number of visitors! I think this type of 'business' is creeping into a lot of suburbs. Well, one cant expect the patrons to have to travel too far for their entertainment, can one? Makes you think doesn't it?
I got to the freeway only to discover that it was jam-packed with traffic. The cars were creeping slowly down the offramp towards the traffic lights and I was fiddling with my bag to put away my lip balm, all the time braking as the traffic was stopping again when whoomp! I was resting bumper to bumper against the car of the lady in front of me. Oops! I was braking but just not hard enough and I was distracted for a second and hadn't noticed that the traffic had stopped completely. I held my handbrake and reversed up a little to separate us from our closeness. She and I got out of our cars and she was such a good sport. She examined her bumper and said "Don't worry". There was no damage as I was just resting against her car but it was reminder to me as we drove our separate ways not to become distracted when my car is moving... however slowly!