Thursday, August 30, 2007

Groundhog Day?

Each morning, as I turn down the last stretch of road towards the building where I work, I see this guy jogging the opposite direction on the other side of the road with a plastic grocery bag in his hand. Nothing unusual. So what?

I started noticing him because whenever I see him, he's wearing these tennis shoes, cargo shorts, cream colored t-shirt, and Greenbay Packer's cap...EVERY SINGLE TIME. Yes, he is always wearing the same thing every time I see him and doing the same thing, jogging on the other side of the road towards the opposite direction with a plastic bag in his hand.

I always wondered where did he come from? And better yet, where is he jogging to? I guessed that he probably came from the 7-Eleven at the end of the street and now with goodies in his bag was running home. Nevermind the reasons why he was there on the road, I simply admired that he at least was jogging diligently so early every morning and he didn't even need to wear the appropriate gear. Good for him!

We would pass each other on my way to work and depending on how early or late I was a certain morning, I would see him jogging along different points on the road. My husband drove me to work one morning and even got to see this mysterious man. Each time I see this guy, it is like deja vu...or more like the movie Groundhog Day where I'm repeating the same day over and over again.

Then one morning...to my surprise, he was at his destination! At a bus stop nonetheless. No grocery bags full of goodies in his hand (he probably ate the contents) but ... he was wearing the same thing.

So my questions were answered. All those days, he had been running to catch the bus!

(Well, my friend, had I known why you were running and where to...I would've gladly given you a ride if I were going the same way.)

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