Living & Working in Great Places
Yellowstone , Lake Area . A cold misty day , early October , I'm huddled in my jacket walking to work at the Hotel . A commotion in the parking lot causes me to look up & pay attention . A Grizzly has decided to cruise the back area of the Hotel adjacent to the lot - a very rare occurence - anyway a small group of tourists are taking pics ,chattering , and feeling the whole Marlin Perkins , Jane Goodall vibe -WAY TOO CLOSE to Yogi . Both Rangers on scene were slightly miffed - one has the shotgun ready and is firing off noise makers to get Yogi on down the trail . The 2nd Ranger is calling for more help on her radio and TRYING to get the group to retreat with frantic arm waving and yelling "MOVE BACK " - As I skirted by the group I heard one guy say to another " I wonder what time they put the animals away at night ? " - No Way ! Way ! I heard it . So Grizz meandered away eventually and I hope the Rangers were able to provide a bit of Park info to the group - I dunno , had to get 2 work , besides it was cold & rainy .
co-workers like to joke around about that, but not infront of the guest of course.. they just wounder why we are so happy........
Coly , i have had the great fortune of seeing the world , 6 times i have managed to circumnavigate
this planet . The stupidity of mankind is at times unbearable to witness , but sometimes we can laugh at ourselves . I feel that alot of people are clueless and are very insulated .
The tourists standing within 15 meters of a bull buffalo in rut - these same people , at home don't let little Timmy out of the driveway on his bike and the lad had better have his helmet strapped on - their concept of danger is foreign in the wild - perhaps in their mind states "pretty buffalo , let's let Timmy pose for a pic , he can't be dangerous because the Gov't would Never just let animals loose in a Park ."
...and by the way , did not the US voters elect G "WMD" Bush to the office of President - Twice !