Saturday, November 29, 2008

The City

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!

4 comments:

cpm said...

hahahahaha! that's hilarious! Is that in Ottawa?

Jill said...

Naked Thursdays...I can't even begin to imagine...

ancient one said...

And if the patrons are my age you don't even want to imagine it...LOL 100% off.. that means free, doesn't it?

GailM. said...

I'm so sorry about Frank. That's the problem about travelling into places without communication.

I had my share of airport adventures yesterday. I know know what it's like to be on the Amazing Race! We travelled from Acupulco, to Mexico City and were the last ones on the connection. They saw us sprinting from the terminal, bags in hand, and were rushing us through Mexican security.... Gracias, Felise Navidat, Boines Diaz, that's all I could say and they were all smiling and nodding since I figured they knew, that I only knew 5 words in spanish. But the truth is, I know about 20 words.. but I was out of breath and couldn't say any more!!