Sometimes good things come to those who wait.
Like me for instance.
I am not a big fan of Mother Nature right now. She’d get a “F” for fail in the sunshine department first of all for the last few days. And .. what about that fog early this morning? My friend Marge says if Mother Nature had a phone, she call and complain about all the rain. Unfortunately there’s no phone number or website to register complaints against this fictional character and the weather folks protest that they are only the messenger.
So, we just grin and bear it.
But, lucky for me, my boss was out this morning, thus affording me the opportunity to leave a little later – good thing since I looked outside around 8:30 a.m. and I couldn’t see across the street. Not so good for navigating on foot or four wheels. So, I was patient and left later. In fact, I was surprised to look out about an hour after my first peek, to find a blue sky. I know coffee helps gets rid of my morning fog, so, perhaps Mother Nature had some magic brew too.
I missed walking these past few days and Saturday was an errand-filled day, so it seemed like forever since I was out and about for a walk. And, wow … was I overdressed. I passed our mail carrier along the way, and she was sporting shorts and low-cut socks and bare legs, and, here I was still in a wool cap and gloves and a Winter coat … I need to banish these items soon, but, not too far away mind you – it is Michigan after all.
Well, my feet found their way on auto-pilot over to Emmons Boulevard and I decided to take my trek to the tracks and back. But, I was steaming along at a good pace when I saw a traffic tie-up ahead … I let out a sigh and wondered what was wrong. As I neared the footbridge which separates Lincoln Park and Wyandotte, I quickly found out the cause for the commotion.
A trio of Canada Geese were goose-stepping across the Boulevard right at one of the busiest cross-streets. But, were they walking quickly or taking their sweet time to saunter across the street? Just take a guess about those geese … of course it was the latter.
I saw this happen last year and one of the drivers was very impatient, to the point of freaking out because a row of Canada Geese stretched across Emmons Boulevard and totally stopped her from proceeding down the street. I watched her gestures and grimaces, but those geese didn’t care. In defense of the geese, it doesn’t happen all that often, as they usually cross the street by floating under the footbridge or flying overhead. Today, I was happy to see the drivers formerly going East and West on Emmons, quietly queuing up while waiting for the geese to continue on their merry way. Were those drivers angry? It’s hard to say, but there was no honking … by the humans anyway.
Those geese were not birdbrains – they didn’t take to the streets ‘til after the fog had lifted, otherwise they might’ve been a trio of greasy goose spots on the Boulevard.
Many have asked and answered why the chicken crossed the road? To get to the other side is the response.
So, why did these Canada Geese cross the road? To tick off the Downriver drivers would be my best guess.
So, good things do come to ALL those who wait – and we now know nature is really the boss in the grand scheme of things.