Okay firs toff I will apologize, because the off-topic section has been going good with sports and other topics with no real complaints and what-not.
But I am going to ruin that because I need to rant and everybody I know is busy.
So today is one of the first good warmish days this city has seen in a while, all the snow is gone and the grass is a healthy shade of brownish green. So I decide it is a good time to go and play some sort of outdoor activity, football, frisbee, basketball… something along those lines. All of my friends are lazy bastards and won’t come play, or have to work.
So I figure I will just go and shoot some hoops by myself, try to pick up a little of the skills that have been so dormant over the last 9 months of winter. So I set out walking with my new basketball to find a place with some hoops.
Two parks and two high schools later, still no hoops. What kind of a dumb city doesn’t have hoops in a park? they have a skateboard park, but can’t put up one lousy backboard and rim.
So I give up my quest for basketball and make the journey home. Along the way, my basketball bounces off a rock and rolls into the street, traffic is coming so I don’t run out and get it. It rolls in front of a woman’s car and she has ample amount of time to stop instead she slows down, looks at the ball, then at me and commences to run over the basketball. Now I know that she could have stopped because after the ball was under her car, thats exactly what she did.
She stopped on the ball, looked at me and then drove away. I was left to fetch a now deflated ball.
Admittedly this could have been avoided had I not been bouncing the ball on our gravel infested sidewalks, or if I had known that this was a city devoid of hoops.
So yeah, one sucky day… but hey, at least it was boring.