Saturday, July 31, 2010
please have a seat
i took off for jiffy lube this morning and could not figure out why traffic was so bad that i needed a can opener to get through these normally free and easy streets. then i saw why. caravans of u-hauls, loiterers, yard sales, colossal deposits of crap and a stupefying number of abandoned sofas were plugging up the passage. that's because today is moving day. and it's not just any moving day, but the most important one on any college campus - july 31, when the departing riffraff clean house and dump it on their front lawns to make room for the new riffraff. if there was ever a day to watch this town open its overcoat and air out its goods, today was it. i forsook the oil change and went on a sofa tour instead.