Here's the deal. It was a wonderful, Milwaukee weekend so I took an early morning walk to grab a cup of coffee on Saturday.
I'm minding my own business, walking east over the brand new Kilbourn Avenue Bridge when some dude about 20 feet in front of me stops, turns to his left, puts his index finger aside his right nostril and blasts a steady stream of snot onto Kilbourn Avenue (and, of course, into our public air stream). Nice farmer's blow, city-style, dude. Not.
I kept walking, shaking my mind as he went into to the Intercontinental Hotel. Frickin' tourist. Probably a White Sox fan, I thought.
But I continued to think. Come on, can't you wait to blow your damn nose? What's the deal? Seriously, that was just gross. I don't need some dude's snot all over my streets, much less my shoes. I can see a farmer's blow while camping or farming (of course), but while walking a city street?!
There's really no more to say here, other than I do feel bad for the housekeepers who had to clean this dude's room. Because if he's fine with the urban farmer's blow, Lord knows what he was doing in that hotel room.
A life-long and passionate community leader and Milwaukeean, Jeff Sherman is a co-founder of OnMilwaukee.
He grew up in Wauwatosa and graduated from Marquette University, as a Warrior. He holds an MBA from Cardinal Stritch University, and is the founding president of Young Professionals of Milwaukee (YPM)/Fuel Milwaukee.
Early in his career, Sherman was one of youngest members of the Greater Milwaukee Committee, and currently is involved in numerous civic and community groups - including board positions at The Wisconsin Center District, Wisconsin Club and Marcus Center for the Performing Arts. He's honored to have been named to The Business Journal's "30 under 30" and Milwaukee Magazine's "35 under 35" lists.
He owns a condo in Downtown and lives in greater Milwaukee with his wife Stephanie, his son, Jake, and daughter Pierce. He's a political, music, sports and news junkie and thinks, for what it's worth, that all new movies should be released in theaters, on demand, online and on DVD simultaneously.
He also thinks you should read OnMilwaukee each and every day.