Friday, June 20, 2008
(12:01 AM) | Adam Kotsko:
Friday Afternoon Confessional: Profound MumblingsI confess that I walk around my neighborhood assessing people's lawns. I confess that though my current landlord takes much better care of the lawn than my previous one, I still sometimes wish he would edge. I confess that sometimes when I look at the huge field of a school along the Brown Line, I daydream about mowing it. My summers of lawn care have permanently scarred me.
My grocery bagging days have produced a similar effect. I confess that the dedicated baggers always do a shitty job (two items per bag! throw the pasta sauce in with the bananas!), but the cashiers normally use some basic common sense.
I confess that I'm not good on the phone. People always seem to assume I'm upset or depressed, especially if they don't know me well. Text messaging is really the way to go for me, and I confess that I quickly became addicted, even before getting my phone with deployable keyboard.