Ironic title – because I was actually heading to Dick’s Hamburgers here in Seattle, which will eventually induce a coronary in me. Yet, this is not why said heart infarction happened.
It happened because as I rounded the corner on 15th Ave NW towards Holman Road on my way from Goodwill where I was dropping off hundreds of old books my daughter has discarded because they are ‘too babyish’, I saw a big pit. And a CAT. And an earthmover. I about ran off the fucking road.
“How the hell did Dick’s sell off that land? What the hell? I am going to kill myself,” or some variant of that thought.
Then as I nearly ran headlong into a telephone pole, I looked up ahead and saw Dicks. I was a block too early. Damn Hawaiian vacation.