Thursday, May 24, 2007

Hurry, Beep Beep

I've been thinking about what to write next, it's not writers block or anything but my "muse" has been ill so I've had to do all the thinking. I'd seen this sign the other day, pictured above.
Sorry about that pole being in the way, but while I was trying to get a shot of the sign itself there was this van behind us that, just couldn't wait. He started beeping his horn at us so we scooted around the corner.

As we sped around the corner I put the camera out the window and took a wild shot at the sign:


Now my original idea was that this "Vinnin Square" Strip mall was a sign of the times. I never knew I'd get an assist from the van behind us, yes the guy that was beeping at us. Anyway I thought..look at the stores here, you can get tanned, because there isn't enough time to get to the beach. You can go work out at 1,2,3, Fit and just like that you're buff...stop and Starbucks and get your caffeine injection and speed over to rent a movie at Blockbuster, it's too time-consuming go to a theater anymore.

The idea was that everyone seems to be in a major hurry!! Especially it seems the Russian dude behind us.

It so happens that he pulled in the same parking lot we did and came over to the car spouting off, saying "If want to take my picture go ahead, take it!!!"

I said I "wasn't interested but that maybe we could make an appointment some other time." If I was doing a post on Broken English" or Old angry Russians but that I was simply trying to get a picture of the sign on the corner and because he was in such a hurry to get 100 yards down the road we turned the corner when he beeped."

"You want I give you my card?" he asked, apparently not understanding a word I said. I looked at the empty van that he was driving. It was a shuttle service for Handicapped people.

"No " I said, " I know I'm limping and all but I can still get around on my own."

I felt sorry for his customers, I imagine they don't get around corners very fast either. I walked away from him and went about my business. What's the frigging rush though? Fast movies, fast fitness, fast tan and caffeine!! On top of that,a raging Russian driving a handicapped shuttle!!

What's the world coming to???

Hurry up, comment11 I have to get to Bed, Bath and Beyond and, and I just don't think there will be enough time!!!