I dunno if you can tell, but the sidewalk in front of Iztarg Gratzi there is totally overflowing. Sidewalk seating is all the rage here on the Planet Ann Arbor. In the summer anyway, not winter, for what are obvious reasons to anyone who lives anywhere near here. There are big crowds of people eating outside all the way up and down Main Street on a Friday night. It is wonderful that these big crowds of people come to downtown A-squared to eat. All that business is a good thing. But I was totally maxed out tonight. I walked down to meet the GG at the Old Town Barrroooomm after work. It was *not* all that busy at the OTB tonight. They don’t bother with outdoor seating. Just wait a few weeks until feetsball season is in full swing. It’ll be busy. When we were done with dinner, I was DONE! I wanted to start walking back to the Landfill *immediately*. Others were not quite ready. I guess I was not very patient. I have to be in just the right mood to deal with crowds like that. It helps if it is early in the morning and I don’t have anything in particular on my agenda. Friday evening? Not so much. Plus I kept getting stuck walking behind people smoking cigarettes. Not sure when *that* started to bother me so much. I mean, I am *not* allergic. Back in the Jurassic Age when smoking was acceptable, I *dated* people who smoked cigarettes. And I even *like* the smell of woodsmoke, especially when it stays in my hair overnight until I wash it out. I’m sorry. I guess I was just ultra-sensitive tonight. I think I will chug some ice water and hit the rack with the New Yorker on my iPad. Hope I can prop my eyes open long enough to actually read it. Seeya tomorrow. Good night. –KW.

2 Responses to “Iztarg”

  1. Margaret Says:

    I don’t like crowds much. I blame it on years and years of being cooped up in a classroom with LOTS of students. 🙂

  2. Pooh Says:

    Or the endless drama that is hall duty! LOL