I need to get out more. I really do... I am like a swivel headed toy instead of the car passenger. Everything is sooooo amazingly exciting... I have been in the city for about 48 hours and so far I have seen.....
**3 fire trucks at an apartment fire alarm. You know a big apartment building, with hundreds of apartments... and amazingly.. nobody ever evacuated the building. Three giant fire trucks with very nice looking firemen, who slowing walked up to the entrance of the apartment building like they knew there was nothing wrong.... One of the firetrucks was a BIG ladder truck too... very cool.
**a car accident with one fire truck, 2 police cars, and ambulance, the jaws of life and stretchers... and it was in the middle of a very busy intersection and life went on for the hundreds of cars that were trying to get where they needed to go.
**a near car accident right in front of us, with cars drifting into other lanes, and honking horns and fingers flying....
** a huge restaurant that just served Sushi... very cool.
**a woman talking on a cellphone and waving expressively with her other hand (ok visualize this, she didn't have ANY hands on the steering wheel) and she was driving fairly fast down a busy road. We followed her for at least a minute and her hands never touched the steering wheel!
**another car accident where two cars collided head on, and we arrived after they had been pulled apart and we drove right between the two cars (with some direction from a very bossy looking woman on a cellphone.)ummmm... I am seeing a pattern.... maybe that's why talking on cellphones is illegal now in Nova Scotia.
**and today...another car accident right in the BIG intersection at the St. Laurent Mall, at 5PM... on a Saturday...with over 1 million Christmas shoppers trying to get home for supper.... included me!
but by far.. my favorite big city vs little village eye opener is the Superstore... yup... the Superstore. I have driven by it at least 12 times so far in the past few days... and I react differently each time.... from disbelief to mad giggling fits to head shaking awe! I only wish I was still here on Thursday!