So for those of you who have been away from blog-world on Vacation recently you may have missed the fact that I went to my very first Minnesota Twins game back on July 4th. One of the things I neglected to mention in my recap from my wild adventure was my utter shock and dismay at the fact that there are escalators inside Target Field. I was all set, knowing full well that our seats were up at the very top of the stadium, to have to hike up an ass-ton of stairs. I expected to get sweaty. I expected my knees to ache. I expected to earn my right to claim that seat as my own. Instead as people pushed and shoved their way past the gates and into the stadium we were herded onto the escalators.
What the cluck?!
My mind started freaking out…. Seriously? Have we really gotten so lazy that we no longer get a choice to take the stairs at the stadium? I can TOTALLY understand the need for accessibility for people in wheelchairs and people who need assistance (walkers, canes, crutches I’ve spent enough time laid up to know we need those things at times). I was just in awe of the fact that there were so few stairs.
I mulled over the escalators for a while, and concluded that they are not there to encourage lazy behavior. They are there for logistic reasons. Right? To get people in and out of the stadium faster.
So I was wracking my brain trying to figure out what else in our lives is a logistical strategical choice that gets us where we need to go. For some people it is having a personal trainer, for others it is prepackaged meals like nutrisystem for some it is frozen dinners [Lean Cuisines (mmm Love those Thai Spring Rolls!)] They are not the most ideal choice to get where you are going.
It also seems almost a bit like a metaphor for this big journey we are all on… lots of ways to get to where we need to go… some faster than others… some easier than others, but they all utilize different methods and all have their upsides and downsides. It is just something to keep in the back of your mind.