On my way home from Arlington after helping a friend move, I decided to go on route 50 (New York Ave) as seeing that it was a Saturday afternoon and traffic would hopefully be light. As I waited at a stoplight in view of the XM Satellite building
, much to my disbelief, I did not see the usual roadside vender selling flowers. Two older black gentlemen were weaving around the stopped cars, holding high an unopened club (see the picture above). If that isn't a sign of the apocalypse, I don't know what is. How does this one act reflect upon our Nation's Capital and what message does it bring to the hordes of tourists that flock to DC each summer in high hopes of seeing a big shiny gem
, or a chance at viewing that heavily secured white building
where that dude who everyone hates lives?
I think I will continue to reside in PG County where getting shot at is to be expected and the only thing roadside venders sell is flowers, bottled spring water, and maybe sexual favors in return for money to buy crack. We all know, the latter is a given.