Friday, August 17, 2012
Small Town Shenanigans
I live in a relatively small town. I say relatively because the population isn't under a thousand or out in the middle of Nowheresville, but you could walk from one end to the other in under two hours. In fact, most people bike to get around. That should tell you something. Other then the fact it is a college town, there's not a lot happening from day to day. Sure, there's the Farmer's Market twice a week and the occassional rummage sale at the Rotary Club...but besides campus events...eh.
We DO however have two sets of emergency responders. There is a police and fire department for just the college and another one for the town. I feel a little bad for them. The majority of police calls are to frat parties and citing cyclists running stop signs and not having bike lights (seriously, you can get a ticket for that!). The majority of fire department calls are to the Chemistry building when someone has burned a bagel in the toaster (yes, that happened). You know they're bored.
So that's why this morning I was not surprised when I passed two cop cars and two fire trucks on the side of the road (they travel in packs). What were they there for? A tree branch had fallen over the bike path... Thanks for keeping is safe guys!