Sunday, June 18, 2006

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Mom and I walked our little dogs over to the ever-growing Durham Farmers Market yesterday (where we saw Scott, aka Mr. Needs More Garlic. Otherwise it wasn't all that noteworthy except for my discovery that people who drive their cars to the farmers market appear perfectly willing to run over pedestrians with dogs to get into the (very crowded) parking lot as quickly as possible. Mom and I were waiting to cross the driveway, and after each car that turned in I kept thinking "OK, the next one is going to let us go across." But no, our presence just made the next car appear to speed up to make the turn into the entrance before we could attempt our cross. Those are the type of people who should be eating pesticide-laden supermarket produce, methinks.

4 comments:

scott said...

Lisa, the parking lot at the market always makes me think of our neighbors, who teach yoga out of a home studio. They are apparently so blissed out on yoga (or crack) that they almost run over us all the time, used to give us blank stares when we waved at them (I say "used to" because we stopped waving at them eventually)and fill our street with cars, not to mention yuppies carrying little mats.

Hopefully, the parking situation will be better soon, when they get the permanent market shelter up-and-running. Oddly, it reminds me of the parking lot at Whole Foods - is there something about natural food that turns people into maniacal drivers?

Lisa B. said...

Must be! Addictive arugula, perhaps?

christa said...

i hope there's a good parking plan in place for the new market pavillion. i'm looking forward to having it open for business, but i still dread the parking situation, whatever it may be.

Lisa B. said...

I think they will still have use of the measurement Inc. lot, only now the whole thing will be available instead of just part.

I'm in the process of looking for a cheap used bike, and I plan to ride it to the market ...or walk.