Richard's Poor Almanac by Richard Thompson for October 22, 2019
what's boring in d.c.? along with its monuments, museums & historic sites, washington also has many boring places of interest to calm the weary tourist- dry cleaners a window ledge with a rubber plant in a green-foil-covered pot, ancient magazines & a few dead flies in a vermont ave dry cleaner. a space marked "permit parking only" occupied by a rusty cart from a long-defunct grocery store in a gravelly lot on p st. a half-obliterated historical mark-er on 6th st. identifying the site as the former center of d.c.'s once-thriving hat-blocking district. a small neutral zone of beige wall in metro car #314 that can be comfortably stared at as it's not somebody's armpit, fanny pack or face.