I was in Provo, Utah today to attend the graduation of my son and his wife from BYU. While walking around Provo a few blocks south of campus, I repeatedly experienced surprising behavior from automobile drivers: they stopped to let me cross, even when I wasn’t in a crosswalk. I was really caught off guard the first time this happened. Why is this car stopping? The first time I figured was just a fluke, but it happened several more times in the next few minutes. What’s up with these drivers out here?
I started to wonder if I was being “love bombed” by some sort of cult to get me to join. Then I realized, hey, I’m already a member – your clever plot won’t work with me.
But I appreciated the change of pace. It just didn’t seem that way when I was a student there about 20 years ago. Was this just a repeated fluke?
Fabulous university. I really appreciate the positive changes that have occurred out here over the years. Congrats to all you graduates!