Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Abstract concept.

The pictures are not abstract, but whatever these kids are doing seems to be.

Tuesday evening I was waiting for some friends for dinner at Rubio’s in the shopping center by Hidden Hollow in Sugarhouse.  I noticed a couple of high school students standing by a big cardboard box in one of the parking stalls.  Before I realized something really interesting was going to happen, two other kids showed up and they all climbed into the box, which had the top and bottom removed so they could pick it up and walk around in it.

They backed out of traffic and, following the normal flow of vehicular traffic, headed out of the parking lot and up 2100 South Street.

I got my camera out of the trunk of the car just in time to see them leaving the parking lot, and then ran around the back of some buildings in their direction and caught up to them about a half block up, at the Chick-fil-A.

They headed across their parking lot and got into the drive-thru line.

They noticed me taking pictures of them as they were being kicked out of the drive thru line by one of the Chick-fil-A employees, so I decided to head back to Rubio’s to see if my friends had shown up.

How did this whole thing start? What were they doing?  Where did they go from there?  Guess I’ll never know for sure.


Alexia said...

Hilarious! Looks like good, wholesome fun anyway :)

Lisa Shafer said...

Seems obvious to me: they were trying to see if they could go through the drive through in a cardboard box car.
If that doesn't make sense to you, Max, you've been away from school too long. :)

Max Sartin said...

Alexia - absolutely, I kind of wish they had let them go through the drive thru, would have given the other customers something to talk about over dinner.
Lisa - Yeah, that part is obvious, but I don't think that was their only or even primary goal. From what I saw in the first parking lot, they had "driven" there and first did some shopping. Since it was already past 5:00 by then, what I'll never know is how long had they been up to this, and since they "drove" off from the Chick-fil-A, how much longer they played their game.

Karen S. said...

too funny! But for sure children and pets love boxes to play with, so I can totally see this happening! I say good for them, it makes life so much more enjoyable! You were so lucky to catch them with your camera too! I have to go back and see if there's a link to your Hidden Hollow, just love that name!

lailani said...

That is great! Very funny!

Carmi Levy said...

An abstract moment in time...I LOVE it! I, too, am sitting here completely clueless as to what they were up to. Either way, it's a moment they - and we, thanks to you - won't soon forget. Wonderfully captured and shared!

young-eclectic-encounters said...

Leave it to teenagers- Hold on to the pics in twenty years you can backmail them with thier antics from the past

Max Sartin said...

Carmi - If they are anything like me, even 30 years from now they will remember this and laugh.
Young - I wish I knew them, then I could blackmail (or at least harass them) about it a few years from now.