I spent nine days driving an advertising truck for Amazon in Lexington. It is a pretty city, particularly out by Keeneland and Old Frankfort Pike. The horse farms are beautiful.
It was easy driving; the roads are nice and most drivers observe the rules. The people, however, seem unhappy or unfriendly. Pedestrians would not wave when I let them cross in front of me (even when they weren’t in a crosswalk) and drivers would not wave when I let them cut in front of me.
I also noticed many vagrants. So many companies are hiring, yet people are begging at every major intersection. A couple of people approached me in a parking lot asking for a handout, and I was having lunch in a restaurant when someone came in and asked the manager for a free meal.
I would like to give a shout-out to a few friendly people who helped make my time there enjoyable. One was an older gentleman at Keeneland; another was a bartender at Old Chicago. All who work at the Red Mile harness track were friendly, and I could tell the wait staff at Ramsey’s diner were trained to be courteous, which is how it should be.