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.