Wednesday, January 06, 2010

I Have Transportation Issues

Today as I waited for SAM (formerly Sioux Falls Transit) surrounded by beautiful falling snow lit by the red taillights by passing motorists a dear woman stopped on the road behind me and inquired if I'd like a ride to school. How surprised she would have been to find this snow covered old man sitting in her passenger seat.

I declined.

The snow continued for most of the day again turning me into the snowman checking in for his workout session. I assured the desk folks that I do occasionally find a way to exercise outside…which somewhat alarmingly isn’t free. It takes taxes or special permission, or both.

Later in the day I was informed repairs were complete on The MinusCar. After another decent walk through much less falling snow, I was sitting in the driver’s seat of a running car. It had been a few days since I’d last handled a steering wheel.

On the way home I stopped long enough at Best Buy for The MinusCar to break again.

So there I was. Without a car. Stranded. Just the way I like it.

I wandered west on 41st Street and found SeƱor Wiener. I stopped and enjoyed a chili dog and some innuendo from Sioux Falls premier weiner specialists.

I wandered west some more and decided to check for Adbusters Magazine at Barnes & Noble. Sold out. I browsed for a moment and realized the book I wanted to read was in my pocket so I filled The MinusCup with some chai and read…

…until The Family caught up to me and we went home to shovelling.

The end.


Mechanic @SnS said...

Well done! I enjoyed that post. Last night was a bit wicked out on the streets, even with studs on the bike.

caheidelberger said...

Adbusters sold out... in Sioux Falls? There is hope!

Patrick said...

nice story. Keep doing it.

Eric A. said...

The weather was brutal last week, even for those of us who are more "car dependent".
I don't miss city life much, other than the community of the bicycle bound.