What I Saw Downtown This Morning

I began my career out of college as a news photographer. I carried a camera 24/7 and was always ready. Those days are gone. I have my iPhone, but getting it ready for photography eats up precious seconds. So I can’t show two of the coolest things I saw this morning: two men, in business suits, riding bicycles.

Imagine me doing the superior dance and chanting:

It’s working, it’s working, all this stuff we’re doing is working! :-)

The second thing I saw was easy to catch:

Uh… WTH?

The young lady driving this thing apparently felt entitled to park on the corral to make her dash into the Mudhouse for coffee a bit more convenient. Never mind that a motorcyclist might have come by looking for a place to park (and they have been parking there!).

This sense of entitlement isn’t just a car-driven phenomenon. It’s pervasive in our culture. Makes one wish that the golden rule held more sway.

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Comments 3

  1. Khal Spencer wrote:

    Golden Rule? Maybe.

    Makes me wish that five guys in full leathers on chopped Harleys had shown up while she was inside. If you know what I mean.

    Posted 17 Jun 2011 at 3:11 pm
  2. Steve A wrote:

    Those guys in business suits are clearly not from Texas. 103F on the way home and my work clothes were thankfully in the trunk while I comfortably rode in shorts and tank top. In some sunny spots with dark pavement, the cycle computer hit 119F indicated. Bring it on!

    Posted 17 Jun 2011 at 5:03 pm
  3. Crystal wrote:

    I definitely would’ve parked my bike, of any type, directly behind her to box her in. But I’m a bit of a jerk.

    Posted 19 Jun 2011 at 6:37 am