I like people.
I enjoy people watching.
What they are wearing. What they are doing. What they’re saying. Truly the world is filled with the good, the bad, the funny and the down right idiotic. Who said that was a good idea and why didn’t someone stop you? Gut instinct is not passé but perhaps it needs more of a designer label before people begin to listen to it.
If you only knew what was going on inside my head, it would explain why there is a constant smell of a camp fire around me. It’s hell’s calling card. I’m on the fast track.
Friday, I was on my way into work. I live north of Miami and work in the port. (Don’t ask me why I chose this location. I am now considering a closer location under an overpass by the Arena….I’m from Alaska and have a tent. I hunt big game. I’m not afraid.) When I moved, I shipped my car here. You don’t see many of my car here. And why are the Subaru an extinct species here? Not that I drive one but good grief. Odd.
Of course back home I only drove a total of 18 miles a day – round trip. It took me maybe 15 minutes each way. These lighted signs advising drivers it’s going to take 15 minutes to go 3 miles just about causes me to swallow my tongue each time I see the warning. Certainly it has to be incorrect.
How can that be?
I won’t even go into discussion about the new….literally stop and basically turn left into I-95 traffic, forget about any sense about a practical merge lane from Ives Dairy. While I am not an engineer….at least an actual on-ramp would have prevented that daily disaster. It may be faster to actually get to the port by boat or even the blimp. Has anyone considered this? Is anyone thinking outside the box here?
Back to Friday.
I finally get into the heart of town and make my turn by Will Call.
Which, by the way is that place open 24 hours? Is it like the Miami version of a 7-11? I have yet to go past there when there wasn’t some kind of drama unfolding.
A co-worker described it as a “rough around the edges” bar. Well, Alaska has rough around the edges bars. I’ve been in those local, rough around the edges bars. I’m talking about the true local bars – not ones where the tourists go when visiting the Last Frontier. Yes, they truly are ROUGH.
Don’t ask me the intersection location because, as we do in Alaska, it’s the “Will Call” intersection. Which as I am quickly learning here….people expect you to actually know the cross streets. When I was asked recently which Costco I use, I said the one in North Miami. The lady rolled her eyes and said, “WHICH ONE?!” I sweetly said in my friendly Alaska way, “The one in North Miami on Biscayne.” When she wanted me to confirm the actual street address it was my turn to roll eyes and I took a stab in the dark and said, “Yes, that’s the one.” Seriously, come on, I know there’s 4,000 Walgreen’s in Miami but Costco hasn’t become THAT popular.
As I wait to turn at Will Call I see to my left….coming down the stairs…. some oddly placed pink fabric, long black hair lots and lots of skin and what appeared to be fishnet stocking but could have been thigh high boots. All I know….I thought to myself ….WTH is that?
Note: If she was working in an office that would have been one hell of an office.
As I tried to pick my eyeballs up off the floor mats so I could get another glimpse of this lack of an outfit, I had my chance to turn right so I took it – to avoid the ever annoying honk of friendly Miamians.
Only to find two half naked men throwing punches AND CONNECTING those punches in the middle of the street.
My little car, Norman, was first in line to encounter these idiots.
OMG – NORMAN! Get out of the way! Horn was blaring, as much as Norman’s horn can blare. If these guys fall and hit Norman he is going to get dented and I’m going to be pissed.
I get around them and then as luck would have it, they run up past me. Still yelling and throwing punches. Now more cars have joined the crowd due to the stop light. Horns are blaring…..why?
These idiots….instead of following what their gut indicators should be telling them, which is, fight or flight….keep running back AT each other. They’re running back and forth across the street, around street poles, between cars …. like a woman trying to get the last pair of her most favorite shoes on sale at Nordstrom. Good grief.
Commit. Commit. Commit. Sharpen the elbows and commit.
Idiots, complete idiots these two.
One throws a punch and runs away. The other runs after, catches up and throws a punch. The other returns a punch and runs away. It was the strangest mix of sissy girl fighting trying to be manly. Dana White would have been so disappointed.
Make a commitment! Either stand your ground, be a man and fight like a man or accept defeat, put your dick between your legs and run away.
RUN THE OTHER WAY!
Miami, you’re killing me with laughter.