Tuesday, April 08, 2008
I promise... it's true... elephants in the parking lot...
So this afternoon as I was pulling out of my parking spot at school, I came onto a little herd of elephants! It's true! Real live elephants!
Yes, it's that time of year. Every March and April the Barnum and Bailey Circus comes through Fairfax and camps out in the parking lot at the Patriot Center. I've actually been grumbling about it for the past two weeks. I just don't understand the logic of the George Mason Parking services who allow them to take up a huge chunk of parking lot the exact same time they close yet another parking lot to build some dorms. They figure it's ok to send students to park way far away practically at Dulles and shuttle them in to campus. I opt to go in early and hope for the luck of the park... which is exactly what happened this morning.
But suddenly the precarious parking situation is all ok when you suddenly come in contact with a whole chain of elephants and you just have to laugh at the sight of such wildlife in Fairfax, Virginia. What's next? A little car full of clowns? Lions and tigers and bears?
And yet another tender mercy... the other rainy day I came home out to my car and spotted the bright yellow envelope sitting on my windshield, when I remembered that I had forgotten to place my parking decal on the dash because I had been on the phone on my way in to work. Luckily it was just a warning... phew!