this morning i woke up and drug myself out of bed and drove myself to work (on most days we carpool but andy didn’t have to be up as early and got to sleep in). i left the house a little early and decided to treat myself to a coffee before i got to work – so i drove to starbucks…oh wait we don’t have one of those. so instead i went to weigles. as i was backing out of the driveway, i picked up a hitchhiker. he was quiet not saying a word, but we had a good time riding to the gas station where i thought he would leave me. i pulled into the parking spot and i said my goodbyes and thought it a tad rude that he didn’t even thank me for the ride or offer me a few dollars in gas money. but nonetheless i was glad to help out so i went inside and when i came out he was still waiting on me. i told him i had to go to work and he was more than welcome to ride with me to my building and could go from there. he didn’t really say much and made no attempt to stay at the gas station so i drove across the street and into my parking space at work and all he did was stare at me. it was slightly creepy that i had this hitchhiker on my car and he went and got coffee with me and rode with me to work. I really expected him to fly off at some point in time!
i am curious to see if he is still on my car when i leave work this afternoon and evening. i don’t know why but it struck me as funny – what if this is like pinocchio and this little grasshopper or cricket is my conscience? what would its name be? i was kind of thinking jasper – would that be his name? if he was my conscience why didn’t he tell me anything this morning? am i doing an ok job and he was just checking up on me?
I don’t think I will ever know because when I got out of work he was gone. just up and left me. if jasper was my conscience I think I will be asking for another one because I don’t think that he helped me at all.