I like riding my bike around the neighbourhood because you see all sorts of awesome things.
1. There's fat, raggedy grey and white cat who hangs around outside the primary school up the road at lunch time. The kids aren't allowed outside to pat it. It's clever enough not to jump the fence. But it sits pressed up against the fence so it can be patted and enjoy the children's company. It's there every time I ride past at lunch time.
2. Today I saw the ladies in the fish shop scooping live fish out of the tank for a customer. It was awesome to see their mad fish-scooping skills in action. Then they drop them on the floor. I'm not sure what happens after that.
3. Once I saw the fish delivery truck delivering live fish to the fish shop. The truck has a flat bed and is loaded with large blue plastic barrels. The fish delivery doods scoop the fish out of the barrels and into smaller buckets, which the ladies take inside and tip into their tank. It's fascinating stuff, and gathered a significant crowd. I wish I'd taken a photo.
4. Today I saw an old poppa walk across the road against the lights. The traffic had to stop to let him cross. He was crossing, no matter what. It was actually at a busy pedestrian crossing, so there was a crowd to watch (and cheer) him across. Lunch time Ashfield appreciates a little shutzpah from the elderly.