It was just outside of Denver. I was standing flat footed in the arid, flat, middle of nowhere, and had kicked off my pumps to absorb the warmth of the sun-soaked pavement through my toes.
Basking in the warmth of the arid heat, I tilted my face towards the sun.
As the dust of a giant bus choked me back to reality, I turned my gaze toward the dusty highway.
And then I saw it. It was speeding in my direction!
With my back against the wall of the Thrifty car rental building, I was stuck with nowhere to turn. To my right, the building, to my left, the parking lot!
I only had seconds to gather my plan to tackle and pin it!
But alas, the wind shifted and it tumbled on down the highway, paying me no attention.
I continued to watch it until it lodged itself on a fence; I thought to myself, "Tumbleweeds are cool."
[where: Denver, Colorado, Thrifty Car Rental]