Friday, October 25, 2013

Wrong Way

The fair has been in town and no, I did not go. I secretly like to pretend I'm very busy the week it's in town and apparently this year it worked because the excitement and the crazy for this week has been vast.

Word to the wise: do not declare to the world you want to make a month all about creative adventures because then you might get tested on every side and then it seems like there's no excuse but to say "well, that was an adventure."

No, sometimes you take a long, long journey and end up at the same hair salon/gas station in the pitch black twice.

GPS, you are no longer my friend.

I typed in an address and I ended up in what felt like Halloween come to life on a windy, dark country road that was not where I was supposed to be.

I think I ended up at the nexus of the universe, which I repeat, is a hair salon/gas station. I think in broad daylight it might not be so bad, but currently the whole experience did not feel like an adventure. And I woke up today with a flat tire.

It's okay, this is not a complaint. There is a point to this story.

The WEIRD thing about this whole incident is that earlier that day I had been thinking about something that happened to me when I was driving in a not so great neighborhood about a year ago, just doing my job...a little too late at night, so it was again pitch black (are we seeing a trend?). All of a sudden, about 10 (I say ten but maybe it was about 6) bigger guys who were in the street started swarming toward my car, getting super close and shouting. I couldn't make out what they were saying and I was a little bewildered. I am trying to drive through this here street, I was thinking. But they wouldn't let me! What in the world?! Finally, I heard what they were saying. They were shouting "wrong way."

Apparently, I was on a one way street. Going the wrong way. 

Thanks guys. I had no idea.



This leads me to today's adventure. I am not sure if anyone NEEDS an adventure today or anything, but I am sure one is going to come to you regardless.

So, I have some questions for you.

When have you been going the wrong way? Did anyone stop you? Did ten people stop you? Have you ever stopped anyone from going the wrong way? Do you work in a hair salon/gas station? I am not knocking it, I just kind of want to visit on a good day.

2 comments:

  1. "Word to the wise: do not declare to the world you want to make a month all about creative adventures because then you might get tested on every side and then it seems like there's no excuse but to say "well, that was an adventure."

    Ditto on writing about love - I swear, for every single post I've written, that day or the next has seen a relationship or life challenge on that very theme. Adventure, yes!!

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  2. Love that you can relate, Alison! Enjoyed your series a lot, by the way!

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