Observations, pictures, and sketches highlight the transition of moving to the nations's Capitol after 30 years of living in the Midwest. A clash in cultures? Maybe not!
Saturday, February 23, 2013
UPS, Taxes, and One Way
It's that time of year again. Since we moved from Milwaukee to DC, we still have our accountant in Wisconsin do the taxes. It's probably not necessary anymore, but its not something either one of us cares to do. We put all our tax information together, stuffed it in an envelope, and rode to the UPS store in Alexandria. We usually walk to the neighborhood branch just down the street, but it was a miserable day for a walk. It was busy around the shopping mall there, as it was lunch time, a Saturday, and a tight parking lot. There didn't seem to be enough space for all these cars. The UPS store was empty when we entered, and became busy while we were there. Upon leaving, we got back in the car and tried to make out way out. It just seemed unusually tight. Then I saw a man making faces at us and mouthing the words "one way!" As we were driving towards him. Then it dawned on me that this parking lot was intended to be one way only, as was obvious by the big arrows on the pavement and the ONE WAY letters upon entry. We just didn't notice them. OOPS!