Saturday, November 14, 2009
Driving to work a week or so ago, I saw a road worker standing in the middle of a very busy intersection. He was holding the stick for a survey team.
The intersection had nine lanes on one road (Imperial Highway) and six lanes on the other (Idaho).
The hard-hatted worker had four orange cones surrounding him and his tripod.
He was attentive.
I marveled at him from my safe, red-light vantage point.
As he looked around at the 18 wheelers and assorted vehicles driving by at 50 miles an hour, he lifted his hand to his shirt pocket... pulled out a pack of cigarettes... and lit up... eyes still scanning the traffic...
"Of course he's a smoker," I thought to myself and laughed.
The cars may never get him... but the cigarettes probably will!
PS: Took a walk today at Cal State Fullerton. The next few posts will feature pictures from my November 14th walk in SoCal.