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Not letting pedestrians run me over

Today I will be engaging in a play of words. I am a pedestrian. Well, I identify with pedestrians as I have yet and never will have a driver’s license. Even in Los Angeles I am surviving without a car. It can be done! I am loving proof. But, I am digressing just a little bit off topic. Let me veer back.

 

Everywhere I have lived, from New York to Boston to Atlanta, I have walked the sidewalks in some manner to get to work or the market.  In New York, we also have those that identify as “straphangers”; those being standing passengers in a bus or train.  Straphangers have much power and many campaigns in New York. The train and bus is everything to us. But, I am digressing just a little bit off topic.   Let me veer back.

 

You got that I am a pedestrian and a public transportation advocate.  I will note, that Los Angelinos are horrible pedestrians.   But that’s neither here nor there.  I am in general a big fan of pedestrians.

 

However, I am not a fan of the pedestrians in my life currently.   And by pedestrians, I mean those individuals that are uninspired, tedious, tiresome and willingly unimaginative.

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Now is not the time to be wedded to the same old, same old. Now is not the time to be complacent. Now is not the time to live in a past that was never really that glorious. Sadly, there are some individuals, in my current world orbit that are pedestrian to the point that I just want to cry from the pain my brain is being subjected to. It’s like that scene in the movie Women on the Verge of a Nervous Breakdown where one of the main characters is crying because of a  ridiculous outfit someone else is wearing.

I feel like laughing outloud at all the craziness around me. Of course, If I were to do so, I would then be labelled as the one with issues. Oh my. What’s a hip girl like myself to do with so many “pedestrians” around me? For sure, I have to keep from being run over. However, I need to be more proactive. Excise them from my life. Box them in. Hang out with my adorable doggie who is anything but pedestrian.  Yes, I have my happy places and people in my life. And that is where my focus will be.

 

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