I began yesterday with a water aerobics class and as my day progressed, my fellow humans provided me with several opportunities for reflection.
Why would you go to the YMCA for a workout, but circle the parking lot looking for the closest spot to the door?
An hour later, on my way to my haircut, a pedestrian made me wonder:
Why would you wear saggy pants so droopy that you must clutch your belt buckle to hold them up, rendering yourself one-hand-less?
As I left the salon, I waited while a gentleman arrived and parked, and thinking he was settled, pulled forward out of my own spot. Suddenly I realized he wasn’t done and was coming closer and closer to my car, forcing me to blast my horn.
Why would you back out of a parking spot and not check to see if another car is directly behind you?
It was lunchtime and I was hungry after my morning workout, but first needed to make a quick stop at the drugstore. I would have liked to ask the long-winded lady in front of me:
Why would you plant yourself at the register of Walgreens and engage in a conversation so lengthy that the salesperson is finally resting her chin on her hand as she chats with you?
Okay, at last I could head home. But no, a car was ahead of me in the parking lot and my reflexes were tested yet again.
Why would you drive a standard shift car if you’re unable to pull into traffic without rolling back into the car behind you because of your inept attempts to engage the clutch?
My calm and my car remained intact, but I decided to stay in the rest of the day.