Friday, August 27, 2010

Oh, Baltimore

If I were to love Baltimore, it would have to be for its quirks - you know, those things that make you chuckle and roll your eyes a bit as you say, "Oh, Baltimore." I had one of those moments this morning as I sat in my car with the window down searching for a parking spot. A complete stranger from down the block just starts yelling, "God bless you! God bless you!" I start swiveling around to figure out who he's talking to, and - finding myself the only potential recipient of such a blessing - finally look back at him from our distance with an incredulous, "who me?" face. Stranger: "Yes, you! God bless YOU! It's a wonderful day. Whoooeee, lady! You've got a sweet ride. Seriously, I love your ride." Still separated by a couple blocks, I yell my thanks right back at him. I have to attempt my thanks several times because they are punctuated by his repeated, "That's a beautiful car. I love your ride." Finally, my light turned and I drove off to his smiles and waves, all the while thinking to myself, "Oh, Baltimore."

7 comments:

Adam said...

Lock your car doors!

Kelly said...

gotta love it

Micah E. said...

Wow. And the Inner Harbor makes Baltimore seem so normal.

AA Little said...

what is your sweet ride anyway? get something new after the flooding of the old?

Chelsea M said...

I could totally see that happening in Provo.

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Jecca Lee Ivie Johnson said...

I'm with Adam - don't talk to crazy strangers!