Today, I saw something that just blew my mind. I’m still stumped by it, and I don’t know how to even explain it. Yet, I’ll try.
As I was driving out of the area where they wash my vehicle and make it smell like wet dog, I saw the most peculiar thing.
A man was washing a huge rock with a bucket of water and using a water bottle cut on half as a scoop. The rock was about the size of a car tire.
I was instantly floored by this and couldn’t stop laughing. As I drove away (without a photo…. grrrrr…), I said that he only had a few million more square miles to go with his rock cleaning. This devolved to my friend and I doing our worst Iraqi accents saying, “very good, number one rock, very clean, very good.”
The best part was that this was such an important job, the guy was being supervised by three people.
I’m still scratching my head as to why this guy was washing a rock in the middle of the desert, but that’s par for the course, I suppose.
It’s about time someone cleaned up this place.
[Boulder photo by photographer Jef Maion]