Tuesday, December 19, 2006

Garbage truck

On my way to work on route 193. There is work going on and the road has been reduced to one lane.
As I near an intersection a garbage truck makes a right turn on to the road. It is too big to negotiate the turn gracefully and it strickes one of the orange cones that closed the other lanes. The truck stops, backs up and keeps going.
I honk. Only to let the driver know that he could have just waited for me to pass before attempting the turn in a hurry, a maneuver which was so clearly a mistake.
The driver honks back, a clear signal to get lost. I am following it for another 20 meters when I notice that the orange cone is actually stuck underneath the truck and is being dragged down the road.
The truck is flagged down by the workers on the side of the road and forced to stop. Someone crawls underneath and grabs the cone. We are all watching.

Saturday, December 02, 2006

Dangerous kids

On my way from work yesterday. The woman in the school yard that was surrounded by young kids. Probably 10 of them, about 6 or 7 years old. They were jumping on her from all sides. She is bent forward trying to get one of the kid off her back. I can see her laughing from the pleasure of the game.