Monday, January 25, 2010


I was running past one of the many parks that are scattered around the neighborhood this morning, and strewn about the entrance were rakes and brooms and even a set of leaf blowers.  I entered the park, confused to see all the detritus of the usual Bangladeshi landscaping crew unattended.

As I jogged down the main path I saw a pair of dusty black loafers sticking out from behind a tree and as I rounded the corner I saw all six of the guys curled up asleep together on a big plastic mat, like a bunch of kittens tired after a day of play.  I kept running by and the guys were completely undisturbed by me

Thirty minutes later when I returned along the same path, they were still there, asleep and content as can be.

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