This morning something interesting happened to me and I wanted to share it with someone.
Everyday for the past 8 years, I have taken the same route to and from work. When you do that the same time of day, day in and day out you come to recognize certain vehicles that you pass or follow. About 3 or 4 years ago I started noticing a man riding a motorcycle that I would pass every single day on my way to work. I was driving towards town and he was driving towards Ridgfield. I think I only really noticed him to begin with because he rides that thing rain or shine! I sometimes am ahead of schedule and sometimes behind so I came to realize our paths would cross at different times and he lives somewhere close to me. Ok now I’m getting nosy I know, but I have become fascinated with Mr. Motorcycle. So this morning I had to stop and get gas at a minute mart that is on this particular path. As I was pumping away I look over and Mr. Motorcycle pulls in! I know he recognizes my vehicle too. He went in the store, so I followed. I wanted to say hello! Or ask him if he needs a poncho lol but my lack of confidence took over and I said nothing to Mr. Motorcycle. Instead I stared at him. So much so that he looked at me uncomfortably as he pulled away. He looked just like I imagined he would. I wish I would have had the courage to speak to him. I think sometimes our society teaches us that strangers are dangerous so it seems unnatural to come forward and speak to someone you don’t know. Why am I so fascinated with this person? I’m not really sure why to be honest. Next time I see him though, I am going to say “Hello Mr. Motorcycle, you need a warm beanie!” Okay, maybe. I’m curious if anyone has had a similar situation. What would you have done?