Wednesday, February 25, 2009

Doing Better

I'm please to announce there are some people out there taking my "start being nice, now!!!" request to heart.

I met my friend Lorrie at a park in between her work and mine. We jumped on the Papio Trail (a trail that leads through Omaha, following the Papio Creek), and started walking north. It's a cement trail, so not really considered being out in nature....but it WAS today, it counts!!!

We met bike riders, runners, joggers, walkers, and dog walkers all along the trail....almost every single one waved, said hi or hello, and smiled. The dog walkers let us pet their dogs.....a couple of the runners actually took their ear buds out so they could say hello and hear our response.

That's the spirit, Omaha!!!! You're starting to catch on.

We walked for about an hour, than I hit Blimpies for a sandwich and returned to work.

Too bad we're supposed to get thunderstorms tonight, and then freezing rain all day tomorrow. Getting out over lunch is really helping with The 'Funk.'


Lyvvie said...

I miss that friendly American greeting stuff so much! I lived in a neighborhood in Edinburgh for 8 years, passed the same man everyday and he never once said hello back. Edinburgh folks are like that. Glasgow - complete different story. you say hiya to one and they'll want to drink with you.

Nej said...

I grew up in a very small town in Iowa. When driving, you wave at everyone you pass. You see the town cop, you wave at him.

City people in Omaha don't know what to do with me sometimes. And I'm pretty sure yhe cops think I'm nuts.

I need to go to Glasgow. A good dose of friendliness sounds great! :-)

Actually, a drink sounds pretty good too. (Whoops, did I say that out loud?) :-)