One notes that the unintended consequence of combining a McDonald's restaurant with a convenience store-gas station at the confluence of the major road out of town and the intersection with the four-lane highway is that the rights of way are littered with trash. It's disgusting.
On the way back, just after we finished another one of many hilarious nonsensical discussion we have had while walking, this one about north and south and why there is still unmelted snow on the north side of the barrier which is on the south side of the overpass, we passed the on-ramp for traffic going south, and then suddenly the LOML stopped and turned around and went back a few feet and picked up a screw. He held it up for me to see.
This would certainly have given someone a flat tire.I have done my good deed for the day and no one will ever know about it.
Aha, I thought to myself, that's what you think.
I may have changed the course of someone's life. Supposing someone ran over that screw and it caused a slow leak or else the tire suddenly went flat while he was going down the highway and he got in a wreck and got killed. In fact, by this one act I may have changed the course of human history.He looked at me expectantly.
Yes, I said. Yes! Yes!Yes!
And then he said, "Not likely..."