I was at Magnolia Park in Rohnert Park at lunch time. An Interesting show was going on. It was the “have a car in her sight at all times” show. Just did the math. 14-15 vehicles or more cut through the park in about 10 minutes. Later in the day, I decided to conduct an experiment.
(I do believe that the lettering I see on cars is not so much what the letters say or stand for, but the way they look. It is called Fractur and stems from the Latin alphabet. It was used on a number of important documents including Nazi documents.)
SO FAR 7-8 VEHICLES ARE CUTTING THROUGH THE PARK AROUND LUNCH TIME, IN A SUBURBAN NEIGHBORHOOD TO SAVE 20 SECONDS. KEEP GOING.
8 MORE VEHICLES. YOU CAN TELL BY THE WHEELS WHICH IS A REPEAT. I DIDN’T INCLUDE THE VEHICLES THAT PARKED OR THE TWO KIDS CARE TYPE VEHICLES. SO THAT IS 14-15 THAT I CAPTURED ON FILM IN ABOUT 10 MINUTES.
Later the same day:
Parked on the street at the exit point where the cars came out. Some might have stopped, but when I drove by none of the cars I saw were in the lot. Here we go again.
I included all the pictures starting with the blue truck. I COUNT 7 VEHICLES SO FAR DRIVING ON THE STREET THAT I AM ON. I WAS TRYING TO EAT A RICE CAKE WITH SUNFLOWER NUT BUTTER ON IT. ONE OR MORE I ONLY CATCH COMING OR GOING IN MY REAR VIEW MIRROR.
OKAY – SEVEN MORE. I WILL COUNT THE TOTAL LATER, BUT THE ONE TRUCK PULLED INTO THE LOT.
I AM TRYING TO BE HONEST HERE. THE ONES IN THE REAR VIEW MIRROR ARE POSTING UP ABOVE. ONE SHOULD HAVE BEEN POSTED UP ABOVE BUT WASN’T. FOUR VEHICLES HAVE PULLED INTO THE PARK OR PARKED ON THE STREET. TWO CARS DROVE INTO THE PARK PASSING THE PARKING LOT.
I drove through the park and around the park this evening. There was really no reason to drive though. Driving through takes 40 some seconds, while driving the normal way took 20 Seconds more. Nope.
I WILL TRY TO COUNT. I COUNT 24. 24 CARS IN 10 MINUTES. ONLY 3 TURNED INTO THE PARK DRIVEWAY AND 1 MORE PARKED ON THE CURB IN FRONT OF THE PARK. SO, ONLY TWO CARS DROVE THROUGH THE PARK. STRANGE AND I SAY IT IS STATISTICALLY SIGNIFICAN’T. HOWEVER IT IS NOT A SCIENTIFIC TEST. STRANGE AND ENOUGH PROOF FOR ME THAT ALL IS NOT RIGHT “WITH THE STATE OF DENMARK”. AN IDIOM I THINK. I SCROLLED UP AND DOWN AND I DON’T BELIEVE I COUNTED ANY VEHICLE MORE THAN ONCE.
14-15 VEHICLES AT LUNCHTIME DROVE THROUGH THE PARK WHEN I WAS IN ONE PARKING LOT. IN 10 MINUTES BEFORE DUSK, AS CARS WERE DRIVING HOME SUPPOSEDLY, ONLY TWO CARS DROVE THOUGH THE LOT AND PAST WHERE I HAD BEEN PARKED EARLIER IN THE DAY. 24 VEHICLES DROVE BY ME IN TEN MINUTES TIME ON A SUBURBAN ROAD THAT ONE TAKES TO GET HOME OR TO THE PARK.
(I just looked up Aryan………………interesting how aryan refers to people who live near Iran or thereabouts, but Hitler and others made it into something it wasn’t. People from Iran and India and thereabouts are more Aryan than what the KKK consider to be Aryan. Ooooh. A superior race. Hitler made “Aryan” refer to “pure” German peoples. Though how the Germans can be pure……….think of all the mixing of races from the time of leaving Mesopotamia to getting to Germany. Mesopotamia was the purest I suppose if we need to go there. Okay, I also saw Nordic. Ironically, my maiden name definitely is a form of a name from Germany. Because of the red hair on her side of the family she would tease about Eric the Red. On one side of my family there is someone who came over on the Mayflower – that must be the Slocum side. So, I am a mutt, but probably more German, Scottish – Clark, Scot – Nordic than most of the yahoos out there. I read that some KKKers are proud to be of Scottish decent. Like I said: Scot and Clark – and I am pretty sure there are some Jewish people somewhere on the Clark side. Thank goodness. Sameness is boring. But…………you never know. Like I said, it sure was a long way from Mesopotamia to Germany, Scotland, Nordic peoples…………..We – my family- pretty much know all our ancestors on all four sides………….going back to the countries they came from) AND A BIG WHOOP DEE DO, DO , DO!
Like I use to say in the 70’s and 80’s when people would get all bent out of shape about the people from Mexico – including the ones descendants from the Mexicans when CA was part of Mexico. You have to remember – very few people who lived in Southern California had descendants from California. In the 80s I was at a party and the only people who had been born in California were my ex and myself (Nor Cal). Anyway, the best way to silence ignorance is to say something shocking. Or my way. I would say, “Gee, I’m fourth generation Californian and I should be Mexican.” People just did not know how to respond to that. You DO know that when I was a kid – Caucasian referred to a whole bunch of ethnic groups including people from Spain. There was white Caucasian and Mexican Caucasian. Now, thank God it is a lot more complicated than that.