Wednesday, August 06, 2008

A Good Place for a Picnic?

Today when I left the office to come home for lunch I saw the oddest thing. In the far end of the parking lot there was a person (too far away to identify), sitting down on the asphalt right beside a car, holding an umbrella over his/her head. Apparently, he or she was eating lunch--at least there was a drink sitting on the ground next to them. Is it just me, or is a parking lot an odd place to eat your lunch? I know the weather was much nicer today than it has been, but it was still 85 degrees outside. Sitting on asphalt on a hot day just doesn't sound pleasant to me, especially when there are tables on a patio right behind our building.

My entire lunch hour I wondered about who this person was, wondering if I'd see them still sitting there when I arrived back at the office. As I pulled back into the parking lot, I saw them closing the umbrella and getting into the passenger side of the car they were sitting next to. I kept rubbernecking as I walked into the building, and then continued to stare out my window trying to figure out what in the world they were doing. How long were they going to sit in that hot car? A few minutes later, someone who works in my office walked to the car, got in the driver's side, and drove away. I still can't figure out for the life of me what my coworker's friend was doing sitting on the ground of our parking lot over the lunch hour. Is it just me, or is that a little bizarre?

1 comment:

Paula said...

I know a little about this...call me.