Wednesday, October 7, 2009

Kick Off Your Sunday Shoes

Linda and I went out for a walk Monday morning. On the way back to our place, we came upon these abandoned shoes on Third near San Antonio. They symbolized the weekend. Our neighborhood was a key load-up/drop-off point for the Austin City Limits Festival at Zilker Park that happened Friday-Sunday. It rained during most of it, turning the concert site into a mudpit. Obviously, the owner of these shoes got off the shuttle bus and realized that they were so caked with dirt that they were beyond hope.

On Sunday night, we went down to our grocery store in the building and saw a family of four with mud up to their knees, trying to get it off on our sidewalk. The whole thing created a cleanup problem for our building and the environs. My next door neighbor told me that one of our elevators was full of mud Sunday night, too. You kind of wish that there could be a designated "washoff" area with soap and hoses in a parking lot when outdoor concerts get rained on like this.


  1. And not a very attractive smell, either, that dillo dirt.

  2. jerry out of dallasOctober 7, 2009 at 11:53 AM

    You would think they'd take off their shoes before getting into any mud.
    I guess they had a mud-deprived childhood and didn't know the joy of having to pry off dried mud from one's sneakers after one's momma catches them.

  3. Yeah, PhD--what you said. I've read that stuff is "treated" sewage. Do I want any of that stuff on me? Uh, no.