Nothing in particular happened to me today that was that interesting. The most drama was in the rental car place which was totally overbooked, full of foreign (or should I say "international"?) tourists. I knew I was in for a long wait when these two Russian guys were explaining the Russian driver's license to the Hispanic clerk. Meanwhile, this very important (in his mind) business guy comes in in a huff, his car had a problem and where is the Express line? the clerk answered, without missing a beat, "at the airport" -- so he says, "But I'm an Express customer, what should I do?" and she said, "You wait in line."
Actually I liked that answer since it wasn't directed to me. Somehow I became the de facto monitor of who was next... and no, I wasn't trying to organize it, really. But when there's a crowd milling (this is a tiny office) and someone says, "Who's at the end of the line?" I always answer while other people just stare. Maybe I should learn to do that. Then they ran out of printing paper; of course, there was only one clerk working and so I waited just over 45 minutes and all they had were SUVs.
I didn't want that because of the gas, but I had no choice. Well, this is more of a mini SUV -- it's a Ford Escape and I got here on one tank of gas, same as a regular car. Actually I like the car: nice and roomy and the Sirius Radio was already turned on -- will be interesting to see how many days I get from it.
The guy who works in the garage and gets the cars knows me and always gives me this winky-wink and says something like "don't worry" or "I know you" (meaning I'll take care of you) and it made me think that I believe my friends in low places have helped me in life way more than my friends in high places have.
It was a beautiful day -- I alternated air conditioning with having the windows open but even though I like the fresh air, and actually prefer it to AC, I can't take the wind... how did we old folks ever do unairconditioned cars when we were younger?
Barbara told me my road pictures are boring so I didn't take any today. I could just repeat the ones I've done before and you'd never know. And I can't say I found anything particularly interesting to photograph.
On to Ohio.