thank you for your service.
-george bernard shaw
on a day filled with helping hands
walkers, runners, bikers, dogs and blue skies.
*the dequindre cut greenway is an urban recreational path in downtown detroit that opened to the public in May of 2009. … formerly a grand trunk railroad line, the dequindre cut is a predominately below-street level 2 mile long greenway with separate lanes for cyclists and pedestrians.
“if your support the community, they will support you.”
dequindre-cut, detroit riverfront conservancy
imagine my surprise
when i went into a tim horton’s
order a dozen bagels
of a random variety
after the counter person put them into a bag for me
a random worker
from the drive-through section
“my customer wants a plain bagel and that’s the last one!”
and proceeded to try to reach into my bag to retrieve it.
all i could say was
“hey, those are the bagels that i just bought!”
with her hand in mid-air
at all of us
standing in front of the counter
went back to the drive-through
without another word
without another plain bagel
i wondered if that had really just happened.
yes, yes it had.
“i’ve said this before, and i say it again.
bagels can be an enormous power for good or for evil.
it is up to us to decide how we will use them.”
i’m at war
newspaper delivery service
who delivers it
that i never see.
even when he is bad
throws it in a puddle on my driveway
on the hell strip near the street
somewhere in my garden
i appreciate him
and his delivery service.
i never complain
always tip him
no matter what.
i love the newspaper
love to hold it in my hands
take my time reading it.
cut things out of it
it’s now only delivered 3 days a week
for some reason
it comes sporadically.
for 3 weeks it was missing on thursdays
then i got 2 copies on the next thursday
but it was missing on that friday
then on a sunday
the three delivery days are:
thursday, friday, sunday.
i always call
looking for it
they always credit me
but what i really want
is to just have it delivered
for those 3 days.
they are always kind
they never can figure out
the reason for the inconsistency.
it’s the same paper guy.
my house has never moved.
it’s the same 3 day schedule it’s been for 2 years.
the sun still
comes up in the morning
sets in the evening.
is there something i’m missing?
i’d just like to be treated like a regular customer.
– elvis presley