Slow and steady

This man was working on the Uptown streetcar line today–all alone, mind you, but working nonetheless. And maybe because I was tired, or maybe because I was woozy from having blood drawn, or maybe because I’m a sappy pantywaisted cakeboy, but for some reason I got a little choked up. I rolled down the window and yelled "THANK YOU!" I don’t think he heard me, but it’s the thought, right?

3 Comments so far

  1. Lucky (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 12:42 pm

    Nah, you’re okay. I blew my horn, yelled thanks, and then started crying when I saw them turn a traffic signal back on at Banks and Carrollton last year.

  2. Ray (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 5:38 pm

    They’ve been working their way toward downtown the past month or so, and sometimes there’s actually more than one of them. I never yelled but every time I saw them I’d start bouncing up and down in my car like a puppy. The kids are kinda tired of dad making googly eyes about the streetcar all the time; thankfully for them they’ve moved past Napoleon now.

  3. rcs (unregistered) on May 29th, 2007 @ 7:50 pm

    I got really jazzed recently when I saw a crew hanging new cable within 6 blocks of Lee Circle. Then I went by the next day and saw them taking the cables down – all the way back to Washington Avenue.

    So, yay workers, but not really sure what the process/schedule is. Caveat: I Am Not A Streetcar Engineer.

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