Originally uploaded by brownpau
This is from yesterday afternoon. Hey Superior Tours of Baltimore, MD, thanks for blocking the K Street crosswalk to Washington Harbour so thoroughly that I had to walk about halfway to Key Bridge just to get around the back, where I was promptly blown with hot bus exhaust.
Roving Asian mendicant, can occasionally be seen wandering the streets of downtown Washington, muttering unintelligible gibberish to passers-by while pushing a “bag lady” shopping cart full of old blankets, American flags, soda cans, and healthy secondhand snacks from organic food shop dumpsters. Used to live in a cardboard box at 16th and K but the rent was too expensive.
Always walk in front of the offending car when they are on your cross walk. Not only do you get the satisfaction of staring daggers at the careless driver, but you also don’t have the possibility of being crushed when the bus, truck, or car rolls backward as the same careless operator who blocked the box also carelessly lets the engine idle a moment too long when accelerating.