Monday, August 04, 2008

Vindication

Sometimes it's the small things that give you the most satisfaction. Take this for instance:

Walking from the parking deck to work for me is a 4 (city) block walk. It takes about 8 minutes. So when nearly one whole half of the street you walk down every day is closed for construction, you take the other side of the street for granted. "This side will always be perfect," you tell yourself. It would be moronic for them to even think about touching it.

Then someone then proceeds to jack up the OTHER side of the street, you get miffed. This was how the intersection was before said jack-up:



So nice...so symmetrical.

Then these idiots went a redid the curb and for some reason left us with this hilarity:



Why?? Why can't the sidewalk line up anymore? It was fine for years? Was there some underground reason? Or was someone just being a lazy ass-clown. Notice how they didn't even bother to scrape away the old crosswalk lines fully.

Well I wasn't going to stand for it. I decided to walk in my normal and SANE straight line. I wasn't going to walk in their goofy maze of a sidewalk. Fortunately, other rebels like me also followed suit. Within a week it looked like this:



Notice all that glorious, defiant mud from other disgruntled commuters like myself. Oh they tried to plant grass again. But we didn't let it take root! Oh no! We stomped that fledgelings grass back into the earth.

A stalemate ensued. When the weather was dry, we danced on that dirt. When it was wet,....well, we used the sidewalk 'cause who wants to walk into work with an inch of mud on their shoes.

But today victory was ours. As I walked in today I saw this:



The refused to lay concrete, opting for a few large stepping stones instead. They are probably hoping we'll all trip on them. But I claim victory anyway! Take that univerisy construction people! Muhahaha!

3 Comments:

At 8/04/2008 3:43 PM , Blogger MollyDoll said...

Do I want to know how much time was put into making those diagrams?

 
At 8/04/2008 4:21 PM , Blogger Ryan said...

Not as long as you'd think. I'm a photoshop \\'1z@Яd!

 
At 10/07/2008 7:45 PM , Anonymous momlandek said...

and i also think you're a photoshop\\'z@.........how do you make a backward R?????? See I do think you're a genius..............your mother

 

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