Sunday, March 16, 2008

summertime warriors...


here they come...slowly but surely it was only a matter of time. the weather begins to change for the best. summer is around the corner and every kid with a bike comes out to play. they come in with a huge smile and upbeat...how come they come in during the sunny days? remember the broken record days? well, where was everyone during those days? only a few cats were around to help with the work load. now it's getting warmer and little by little they come in to take a crack at being a messenger. bless their heart...they come because it's a gig they can take up while not in school. they come because they've seen and heard many stories. some stick around and fall in love with it but many, and i do mean MANY...leave. i can't forget those that see many come and go. im convinced that messengers are very stand-offish because of the high turnover rate. why make friends with someone who is just gonna be around for a couple of months? they come but i don't give a damn...they have to prove to me they are worthy of being a messenger. these are the days that i have to remember all those that were around the 5 degree weather, 9 inches of snow, and 50 mph winds. i won't forget them...i do have to "spread the love" but i can't forget those that were around hustling to make a dollar. don't worry fellas...i'll "spread the love" but my true soldiers get the bulk of the love...peace.

7 comments:

Simon said...

Hey dude, I have a fixie, can I get a job till my grad-school stipend cheque clears? Thanks bro!

j.dot said...

can you handle the miles? i mean, we have to consider your age...just looking out for you is all...

Simon said...

That was cold...

Molly said...

ha! thanks... it's true!! APEX is refreshed every spring with young eager faces rocking stiff purple bags, never to see a full years work load. I love every single one of them. Like the sparrow they show me summer is on the way. Bless their hearts.

j.dot said...

"like the sparrow they show me summer is on the way"...by the far the best quote i have heard in a long time...thank you...peace.

Jen said...

Oh, Apex. Those bags are tight compared to the rusty timbuk2's they forced me to rock 3 years ago or so. As Julio would say, "Bless their hearts."

Nice sparrow reference. I like that.

Man, summer's been over here in Denver for a while. Shit, I've been wearing a t-shirt and shorts!

j.dot said...

hey...no one cares about your shorts and t-shirts. why don't you man up and messenger in a real city again? ha! hope all is well jen...peace.