Washington’s Skagit Valley Tulip Festival was a great way to entertain the mother for one day of her visit.
In the muddy parking lot of one set of tulip fields, I tried to be a Good Samaritan and push an old couple’s car out of the mud they were stuck in. I didn’t think it was good for tires to smoke like that. I knew my feebleness had little chance of making the difference, but figured – rightly – that if I tried, it might shame some of the guys milling around to come push too. The couple sped away and never did acknowledge our help. I was a Cranky Samaritan after that. But really, did I do it for the thanks?
But how could I stay cranky?