|The Verizon guys waving good-bye|
"How am I supposed to get to work, guys?" I queried impatiently, and with a bit of apprehension. I was already running late.
"No problem, Ma'am!" they said. They quickly and pleasantly moved out of the way, and even waved good-bye to me.
|Getting back to business|
Like the day I followed the Los Angeles County Coroner's van for a good part of my commute.
|Following the Los Angeles County Coroner's van on my commute|
Then there was the day I waited for a long while by the mall in a mad traffic snarl. As I got closer to the mall, I saw there were police, fire trucks, Caltrans workers and hazmat guys everywhere!
|California Highway Patrol blocking the way|
The problem was actually just a little past the mall near the ramps to the Pomona (60) Freeway.
|There were cops and Caltrans workers everywhere.|
When I got closer, there was a tanker truck lying on its side, looking like a dead bug. I couldn't help but wonder how it got that way.
|The tanker truck - luckily for us the tank hadn't been compromised, but there was a small diesel fuel spill|
I once knew a hazardous materials trucker who had a small car cut him off, sending him into a frenzied attempt to avoid hitting other cars around him. The end result was in him hanging half-way off the Vincent Thomas bridge. It was pretty exciting, and not his fault. He walked away from that one, but just barely. It was a harrowing experience.
When it's quiet you can hear the insurance premiums rising all around you.
Every day brings a new challenge in the big city.
One morning I got to Cesar Chavez Boulevard to find my way to the office (The office building complex up on the hill) totally blocked. I had to get creative in finding my way to work that morning.
I have no idea what that was all about!
|On my way to the office|
Hope you have a calm, safe, and happily uneventful day!