Friday, September 11, 2009
Today eight years ago a lot of friends of mine were taken from me prematurely, they are in my thoughts and they always will be. In an attempt to continue on in a 'business as usual' mode, as I believe would be their wish, I will go ahead and post the Mailbag.
For various reasons the Sidewalker Mailbag has been left unopened for some time. Which is quite shocking when you think I have never found a bill in the mailbag, nor do I anticipate doing so at any point in the future. So lets enjoy our bill-free perusing, and see what turns up.
"@LukeSidewalker thank you for one of the most original blogs on the internet & GRRRR for not doing the Euro sidewalker on vacation. "
-DarthSpacegrass from Tehran, Iran (apparently!) via Twitter
[LS: Thanks Darth it is always nice to be missed. I was hoping to give real time updates whilst on vacation but I just couldn't quite figure it out. I hope to have that nut cracked by the next time I cross the ocean in February next year.]
"@LukeSidewalker Welcome back! Just wanted to let you know I picked up a quarter, then gave it to a guy who needed change for the bus :D"
-JayEeeEhN from Online, USA via Twitter
[LS: Just another example of the good that can come from sidewalking! JayEeeEhN consider your Karma bank account to be well in credit from that selfless act.]
"I would say 'penny loafers' but that may be too cheeky!"
-WritnWit from Alabama, USA via Twitter
[LS: This was in response to my suggestions for footwear, as mine were deteriorating at an accelerated rate due to excessive sidewalking. Very inventive suggestion WritnWit.]
"Dear Luke, I was recently traveling North on the N.J. Turnpike when I had to answer the call of nature. I pulled into the next service area to remedy my situation. On looking into the urinal I immediately thought of you. There at the bottom of the drain was a nice shiny penny. What should I have done in this circumstance? Is this the ultimate Sidewalker conundrum?"
-Cap'n Tinkerson from Baltimore, Maryland USA via e-mail
[LS: Cap'n, you know the Sidewalker mantra is 'no coin left behind', however there are exceptions observed by even the most ardent sidewalkers, me included. I think you have come across such a scenario where even I would be forced to turn the other cheek, pardon the pun. Although, if the Sidewalker Fund stood at $999,999.99 and I was in that restroom...]
I can't believe someone looked into a urinal and thought of me! Should I be pleased or annoyed?
-Current balance $20.43