Friday, June 05, 2009

Even The Goats Aren't Up Early Enough To Beat The Buggy Rush

We were lucky enough to be in Shipshewana again today. Lunch at the Blue Gate was great as always and driving around town for pictures was productive too. I wish the picture above were of a turtle instead of a goat, as it would fit the exchange below little better.

As we were driving back from lunch we were behind an Amish buggy, as is usually the case in this town. Ed said, "I guess that could be annoying if you live here; always being stuck behind a buggy."

I said, "I'm sure the locals are used to it."

"Well, it's not like you can get up earlier than them." he said.

"True," I said. "Since most of them are farmers, they're likely to be up at the crack of dawn or before."

"Right. So it's not like you can say, 'I'm gonna get up early tomorrow to beat the buggy rush'." he said.

"Although, that's a really good reason for being late. 'Sorry I'm late. I was behind a buggy.' or 'I'd have been here sooner but, you know....buggies.' and everyone would just know what you meant."

We laughed and came up with some other funny buggy scenarios, but I kinda like that life is slow here, that the buggies can only go so far on one tank of horse. The emphasis is on the people and time spent with them. Life flies by so fast sometimes, you forget to appreciate what's right in front of you.

Even when it's going slow enough to.

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1 comment:

Gil said...

They look like a big version of those two kids in Calabria!