Wednesday, February 25, 2009
Thoughts on walking through the parking lot each day
In the 12 to 14 minutes it takes to walk from the gigantic parking lot to the building where I work each morning, my mind usually goes blank and whatever my eyes take in, that's what I think about! Lately, with the cold harsh winter, my eyes peer at row upon row of salt encrusted cars, as I try to negotiate around the occasional ice pond and still stay out of the way of an approaching car coming from behind, the driver more intent on finding a parking space than watching out for people walking.
There are the variety of bumper stickers that often catch my eye and provide entertainment along the way. . . "Nobama, No way, No how". . . surprising since I work in a sea of liberalism, but there are still many of us conservatives around. . . "WATCH OUT, I am fresh out of anti-depressants". . . "My dauchsund is smarter than your honor student". . . . "Protected by Smith & Wesson". . . Hhmm. . . now those of you who know me personally are thinking, "that one is on Sherry's car". Wrong!
One afternoon, not too long ago, it was snowing and blowing and just a miserable day to be outside. I approached my car, unloaded my bag and reached for the snow brush to clean off my car. A woman at the car next to mine was doing the same thing. "It could be worse!", she said to me. "Yes," I replied. "At least we have a job to go to each day.