Thursday, September 28, 2006

Good Morning Power Walker

As I was jogging this morning I tried to conceive a post for today. All I can think of when I jog is to remember to breath. Then as a made my way through the mean streets of my small town I realized the only people who do not say hello are the power walking women.

There are a surprising amount of people out at 5:30 in the morning, some walking their dogs, some jogging, some running, some on their way to the train. Most of these people are very cordial, except for the woman in their workout outfits, arms pumping, chins and noses high in the air, legs maximizing the length of each stride.

I work hard to gasp out a "good morning" in between breaths and they march by. This happened twice this morning and I am not sure why. The woman walking their dogs say "hello", the woman walking, not seeming to be concentrating on their form say "hello", it is only the power walkers who ignore the greeting.

Maybe they are concentrating so hard on their form that they don't notice the big mess (me) passing them on the street. Maybe their ipods are turned up and they can't hear my greeting. Maybe they have a lot on their mind. It just seems to be more than a coincidence that the power walkers ignore my "good morning".

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Blogger Rich | Championable said...

Try hand gestures. If they ignore a wave, then your suspicions will be confirmed.

:-)

8:15 PM EDT  
Anonymous Wendy said...

honestly, i do this too - gasp out my little good mornings or whatever and some people don't even SMILE in return - asshats..

2:13 PM EDT  

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