Tuesday, May 6, 2008

100% chance of high jinks

OMG it's raining! Ahhhh! Actually it was more of a steady mist, but defintely enough to send our skittish San Diego commuter population into a frenzy. "What is this glistening, moist, slippery substance all over everything, and WHERE DID IT COME FROM!?!?" Unlike the light rail or Coaster, the bus uses the same roads as everyone else, so when there is traffic, we get slowed down too. I'll tell you this though, listening to my Ipod and reading a book is great way to sit in traffic.

Once again my walk into work brought me across some things that I stopped to take a look at. (Oh btw I did go and slimjim that guy's car yesterday at lunch and turn off his lights. Forgot to leave a note though.) The wreck pictured here happened just as I was approaching the intersection. The Crown Victoria flat out rear ended the Explorer after skidding a good 20-30 yards because she was hauling ass down a wet street. She smashed into him and sent both cars spinning and up onto the sidewalk. The airbag deployed in the Crown Vic and everyone walked away fine. Here's the crazy part. Just before all of this happened. I had just crossed Genesee and was walking down Executive Drive when I saw a baby rat on the sidewalk. It was breathing and obviously alive, but it wasn't moving and didn't scurry away when I walked up. I thought it was weird so I took a video.



Ok, so big deal. There is some kind of semi-paralyzed rat hanging out on the sidewalk. Well, what was he doing there? Saving me from getting runover maybe. The time I took to stop and record his weirdness is the just about the same amount of time that would've put me right on that corner in time to get creamed by the slippin' and slidin' Fords.

Ty little guy.

4 comments:

Craig said...

So what you are telling me is...

Your noble $500 May quest was about to get you killed in totally random and horrible fashion...

But Mr. ADD is trying to record the world around him, and has an American Beauty moment, except instead of a bag in the wind it's a paralyzed rat which anyone else would run away from...

And the recording of baby paralyzed rat video prevents the cruel ironic twist of fate and allows GK to live on.

Evil is very upset right now. Evil had you dead to rights with one card to come and you slipped the hook. Unreal, man you are lucky.

Greg said...

Well, I don't know about KILLED. It's not like I would not have been in the middle of the street...and they weren't going super fast. But its quite possible I might have gotten bumped or hit.

Craig said...

/ignoring Kelley's silent protests behind him the carnival barker continues

...step RIGHT up and see the MAHVALOUS LIFE-SAVING BABY RAT! RIGHT THIS WAY FOR THE RAT WHO SAVES THE LIVES OF MEN, WOMEN AND CHILDREN BY FASCINATING AND AMAZING THEM AND PREVENTING THEIR BEING KILLED IN RANDOM ACCIDENTS!!!
JUST TWO PENCE FOLKS, RIGHT THIS WAY!!!

Sean said...

Listen, the rat was clairvoyant, like the kid in the shining. He was paralyzed there, foaming at the mouth. He saw your gruesome demise flash before his eyes. Sickening, especially for a creature so new to the world and unfamiliar with modern machinery...or the havoc they cause. Unwittingly, he saved you. I'm with Craig. You are deader than Elvis man. BTW, when a rat saves your life, aren't you supposed to be it's servant or something? I think I saw that on "I Dream of Genie" once.. so it must be true.