But last week was a rare day, when I got two people checking in within minutes of each other on what I was upto. I saw this very long gas tanker as I passed my local gas station and I HAD to pull up: how could I pass a chance to draw it?
The gas station attendant approaches me almost as soon as I start drawing. He wants to know what I’m doing and insists I’ve been taking photographs. I haven’t this time, but he's really suspicious.
A minute later, the driver approaches me and asks if I’m an observer with KAG, the tanker company he works for. I tell him I’m surprised everyone has questions today. He tells me something I don’t quite understand about Homeland Security and him having to patrol around his tanker whenever it is parked. He says it’s sad, how suspicious we’ve all been taught to be (since 9/11, I’m guessing).
There IS something sad about always having to be vigilant. Necessary perhaps? I don't know. But sad, yes.