Friday, February 08, 2008

Men occaisionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing ever happened. (Sir Winston Churchill

It's a Written Picture day today. I haven't done one of these in a while, plus I'm too tired to load the pictures off my camera.

I was sitting at a traffic light, and noticed a battered, red pickup truck pulled over to the side of the road across from me. The bed of the truck was piled high with miscellaneous junk: a big black plastic garbage can, a shopping cart from the grocery store, a boxspring from a mattress set, an outdoor patio umbrella. There were other items, but these were what I could easily identify.

As I was looking at the truck, I noticed two men running across the road carrying a long metal pipe. They had obviously just taken it from the dumpster at the construction site they were running from. I think what drew my attention was that they looked so happy and excited. I mean, these guys looked ready to give each other a high-five and a belly-whomp. My first thought was that they were on a scavenger hunt, and had just scored the big "win-it" item. Just then, the light changed and I had to move on.

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