Just 30 minutes into a 6 hour drive I had a flat.
Now I’m sitting in a Les Schwab Tire Store waiting my turn while watching Country Music videos and wondering who buys the Giant Bubble Gum or Mike and Ike candies from the dispensers.
We are a cross section of America here this morning. Rural America no less which means some of us are a little above average in weight and possibly below average in education level.
The magazines are a bizarre mix of Outdoor Life and Jet Set Travel.
My favorite offering on the coffee table is a newspaper called AgAlert. It’s a weekly publication which tells you how seriously these people are about Ag.
The worst part of this experience is the funky smell of tires.
Correction: the worst part is now the music video remake of Elijah. There’s Country Music like Miranda Lambert or her hubby and then there’s this abuse of the airways.
They could play it instead of water boarding terrorists. They’d tell all to make it stop!
So my whole practicing gratitude thing has been road tested by this little delay.
But, once I got a handle on my frustration and my olfactory senses adapted to the funky smell, I found the Silver Lining.
There is some great art in the tire display. I give it best award for alternate use of Hub Caps.
It reminds me of the Found Art projects in lower division art classes at the local Community College.
Thanks to the good people at Apple who made the iPhone 5 and the App Store where I obtained this WP app.
Now do I get an A on the practicing gratitude thing?
Donuts would have been nice, but I don’t think there’s an equivalent delivery system to the Gumball machine.
Could some entrepreneur get on that please?