I’m at work today. I just got in from a smoke break (my second for the day, and it’s almost 2:oo pm. – that’s pretty good for me) and I saw something I had to write down here.
The smoking area is in the back parking lot, and you can see the street where a lot of the people park to go to the casino. I watched a couple of older couples (does that make sense) walking to their car. In typical senior fashion, the two men were walking side by side, and the two women trailed along three or four steps behind. When they got to their car, the two ladies jumped into the back seat, and the two men got in the front.
It’s not their fault, because the snow removal plan is a little lacking, but it was soon obvious they were stuck. The guys got out to push, and one of the ladies got in the front to drive. Unfortunately, co-ordination seemed to be a stumbling block. One of the gents went to the back of the car, the other went to the front. And they both started to push. Despite this marvelous effort, the car was still not moving.
In a couple of minutes, the lady wound down the window, and I imagine she told them they should both push from the same end. The men accepted this idea, and both of them walked to the other end. The key word is BOTH. Not one. BOTH of them walked to the other end.
They were once again pushing against each other with all their might. and the car still wasn’t going anywhere. I could see the woman waving her arms at the one at the front, and I’m just thinking here, telling him he should go to the back where his helper is. I’m pretty sure there was a remark about lack of intelligence I could hear even from my viewpoint, but I’m not positive.
I was just about to walk across the street to help out (after all, there was still two free sides to the car that I could push against) when a group of teenagers came along and basically lifted the car out of the ruts.
Aw well, back to work.