We brought Maggie with us to Peet's at Greenlake. Nothing like washing down an oatmeal raisin cookie with a hot breve. We cut into the stream of people using the path around the lake. Some were pushing strollers, others were jogging, biking, rollerblading and walking the dog. A few were huddled on a bench holding hands, just watching. Participants and spectators. Purpose driven and the playful. Bundled up and those traveling light. Exercise and leisure.
Courtesy reined, eye contact was easily made, smiles exchanged, easy conversations began, dogs politely introduced and affectionately patted, no one shoved or pushed. There weren't any rude, grabbing, angry people around. They must have all been banished to the mall, which left plenty of open parking to choose from.