There is this man who lives in the same town that I do...and well...he's a little on the strange side. I was reminded of him this morning on my drive to work (yes, even teachers have to work on the weekend).
Now, this man is strange to say the least, but the way I saw him this morning takes the cake.
Where I live it is very hilly, perhaps that's not the correct word, mountainous I believe better describes where I live...the Pocono Mountains. Anyway, this man is a doctor and he live in the same town that I do and works in a hospital that is 2 mountains away or about 20 miles.
Does this man drive his car to work? Nope.
Does this man catch a ride with someone else? Nope.
This man rides his bicycle.
Please imagine this, you are sick and in the hospital and in need of a doctor. But the doctor that is assigned to you just rode 20 miles on his bicycle to work and over 2 mountains and did not get a shower.
The way I usually see this man, of course, is with him on his bicycle and looking a lot like a wild man, a man that lives off the earth.
This morning when I saw him I could not look directly at him as I was afraid that I would not be able to look away. He had an object strapped to his back and I could not believe that he made it over 2 mountains and 20 miles on a bicycle with this strapped to his back. Are you ready? I can't believe this....Here it goes. You asked for it.....
Yes, a wooden pallet.....strapped to his back!