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!

Bald-n-Surly 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.