Tuesday, October 22, 2013

When the Turkeys are in Charge...

     Some people are late to work when they get stuck behind a school bus.  Some people are late due to accidents, or just plain heavy traffic.  In my town, however, this excuse is not uncommon... "I'm late because there were turkeys blocking traffic."

     On my way to work, I see this almost every morning.  In one specific spot just a couple of miles from my house, turkey wander at their own leisurely pace, totally unintimidated by the traffic.  The cars line up half a dozen deep, waiting patiently for them to move to the side of the road... and patience is key here - you've never seen a large, wild animal move at a more leisurely pace.  Lately, I've been wondering what they could possibly be thinking, using the road as their own personal sidewalk...

"Oh man, I feel like I'm just going through the motions of having breakfast.  I really AM tired this morning..."

"Sam?  Is that you?  I just woke up so I'm still feeling a little sluggish..."

"Look at Mike over there on the other side of the road, trying to pick up women so early in the morning!"

"GOD...  Look at that woman in the car!  LADY! I know I look good, but put that CAMERA down before I come over there and MAKE you put it down!   Damn paparazzi!!"

     It's most common to run into these guys in the morning, but it's not unusual for them to stop traffic in the afternoon as well...

"Why won't this guy in the van just drive AROUND us? Can't he see we're BUSY?" 

"Just follow us guys and ignore those people... Maybe they'll just go away..."

     My wish for your day is that the turkeys in your life are entertaining, but not enough in charge to bring everything else to a standstill...

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