We all know the drill. As soon as the weather turns warm, they start tearing up the streets with hopefully, the equipment and know how, to make it better. This one by my house, appears to involve some kind of emergency. Like following the trail of a leak, this one got dug up, went around the corner, in no way that made any sense. When they found the problem, they were done. After a week of this, it appears, whatever it was, is repaired to its original state.
In the mean time, we all were gracious and spent the week taking turns, using the one lane available. Yes, I did try to take a shortcut but it was an epic fail. To avoid the construction completely and go around the whole thing was a price I was unwilling to pay so wait in line, was the option chosen.
We were all very civil as we waited our turn for the flagger to turn the sign from Stop to Slow. It was obvious to anyone paying attention that while we can pretty much agree on the definition of stop is, there is a lot of wiggle room on the meaning of, slow. It didn't appear or was it reported that any flaggers were hurt during this job but I find it hard to believe. Whatever their pay and retire package is, I am all for it. I wouldn't take their job for all the benefits in the world. Heat, orange vest and the general public, they deserve everything they get, and more.
One can't help but see the similarities to road construction and Real Life. Maybe we do have flaggers when we are under going personal construction.
Nothing to see here, Just keep moving and keep it slow. Maybe we will never know to what extent someone is looking out for us at great personal peril. I sure like to think so. So maybe next time you see someone who is going through a heavy deal, remember to Slow down. If you can help, do. If not, just keep going. Don't add to the confusion. Watch where you are suppose to go, go slowly and be on your way. Do unto others...
Posted by firstname.lastname@example.org at Monday, July 29, 2013