Random thoughts as you work.....and a Chuckle

calliope(6)August 13, 2011

Do you find yourself letting your mind wander when in the midst of a routine chore. It's always been my way of staying enthused in periods of tedium. I was making bread just a bit ago and an old memory popped back into my head. I'm sure something tickled a brain cell but I can't think of what would make me think of this.

I was taking my mother for a podiastrist appointment in town. Parking was always scarce, and she was disabled to the point she could not walk far, so I was particularly tickled to find an empty parking spot directly in front of the doctor's office. The problem was, I was driving a Jeep Cherokee and the spot looked only slightly longer than the car. I ponied up to the side of the car in front, and the fates were with me as I slid backward into the hole, eased forward once, back once and turned off the ignition. I burst out laughing as I looked up to see two elderly codgers who were sitting on a park bench in front of the ofice then stand up at attention and begin applauding. I exited the car, bowed in appreciation and took my Mama inside.

Those elderly gentlmenh made my day. I can only imagine the conversation between them as placed myself in the position to parallel park and I suspect someone had to make good on a wager. I love those kind, human interactions. Made my day ;-)

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mawheel

Wherever your random thought came from, thanks for sharing it. Whenever I find myself thinking about something completely out of the loop, I try to follow my "train of thought" back to the beginning, but by then, the train has left the station --or I'm on the wrong track! :>)

I, too, enjoy kind, human interactions. It's good to know that lots of us have a sense of humor, don't you think?

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 2:14PM
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west_gardener

calliope, I enjoyed your parking story.

    Bookmark   August 13, 2011 at 6:50PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

What a lovely story!

Dorie

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 12:41AM
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coconut_nj

Great story Suzy. My mind does tend to wander over the past and remember different events. Fun. I'd love to have seen the guys applauding you. LOL.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 1:43AM
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coconut_nj

I forgot to mention that it's so nice to see Dorie and Robert here. The first or one of the first Party love stories??

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 1:45AM
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anneliese_32(6)

If I ever could find out how I got here from there! My train misses all the stations in-between.

    Bookmark   August 14, 2011 at 5:01PM
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