I went to Epcot today. This is the first time since I've moved to Florida that I've taken the time to check out Disney. We've had quite a bit of company these last few weeks so I've been entertaining much of this time mostly just around here but today we ventured south for the day and we had a great time.
The weather was great. The crowds were almost non-existent which made for easy accessability to all the events. I've never seen Disney so NOT busy. I mean it wasn't exactly dead but other than one event we got right in with minimal wait time.
There was one flaw to the day. I ran into a crank....or maybe I should say a crank tried to run me over? Isn't there always some cranky person that comes by and wrecks a beautiful day? It's bound to happen with so many people you come into contact with in one day like we did today at Disney. Well she almost ran right into me on purpose.
We were just standing there trying to figure out where next after coming out of an event. I heard a lady behind me saying something about moving....like "move out of the way." As I turned to attach a face to this voice I heard, "run her over" I am not kidding. I was shocked to say the least. I didn't even have time to turn around. It happened in like 5 seconds.
Now, I just happen to be a fast moving person. There's nothing very slow about me at all. In fact my two friends couldn't keep up with me most of the time today. One, who is 18 years old, said it was because I was a runner. A few times they asked me...."what's the hurry?" I wasn't hurrying. I'm just a fast walker when I go to these types of things. Go to one event, move onto the next one at a good pace.
So when I turned around, there was this woman, probably in her late 50's or so pushing a wheelchair. I didn't even notice who was in the wheelchair because she was ranting about running me over and fuming about people being in her way. And she was moving. Good Grief! I think she had me beat in the fast walking category. Evidently it wasn't just me she was angry at. I was just the target at the moment because I was in her direct line of movement as she was whizzing by.
So of course this got me to thinking on the drive home as cars whizzed by me going 80 mph on the highway. What is the hurry? Aren't we always running around to and fro with a frenzied look on our faces most of the time? Why? What can we do to slow us down? What will it take? Why are we so busy? Do we have to be?
I don't know what the answers are. Like usual there are more questions than there are answers. Maybe we do need to slow down and smell the roses. When we are willing to even run down complete strangers we've got a problem.
I know one thing...it's not pleasant being a crank.....for her or for us. So the next time I crank I'll have to remember this lady. Hopefully I'll snap out of it. It wasn't a pretty picture.
Smile and focus. There's always something to be happy about.