Tuesday, January 23, 2007

Walk this way

I have often found myself going against the stream in life. I like to think of myself as a bit of a trendsetter (though I admit I rarely go so far out of the norm to be weird, just a little different). Lately my marching to a different beat comes in the form of the swim upstream from the L stop to my office. I have the unfortunate task of walking against the traffic leaving Union Station. If you know me, you know this is a source of constant irritation, but one that I must live with since I see no other way to get from the train to my office without seriously walking way out of my way. This morning I had the luck of having a 6 foot 2 inch man in front of me acting as a blocker. Not only did he help clear the way as we traversed down Jackson, he also helped block the wind, and allowed me to take the time to get a good look (and chuckle) at the large white man wearing a full-length fur coat. There were some drawbacks to walking behind him. Much like being behind an SUV on the highway, I couldn't see around him, and he was walking kinda slow (0dd for someone so tall), so I wasn't making as good of time as I usually do. But I stuck with him until we passed the Union Station exit on the West side of the river. After that, the traffic dies down considerably and I was able to pass him and make it on my own.

Thanks Jackson Blvd. blocker. I owe you one.

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