We do it so often, we never think about it: Leave Town Hall, take a right on Myrtle Avenue, a left on Main Street, another left on Avery Place, a right back onto Myrtle, and finally we’re on our way out to the Post Road.
How dumb is that?
True, we don’t waste that much gas idling at two lights, circling the block to get back almost where we began.
And the minute or two isn’t too bad when measured against, say, time spent watching “American Idol.”
But it is silly. It’s also unnecessary.
Myrtle Avenue in front of Town Hall is wide enough for 2-way traffic. For good measure, eliminate the few on-street parking spots. I’m sure they’re convenient for someone, but there’s ample room behind Town Hall and in the lot near Achorn’s.
On the global stage, this is not like disarming North Korea. It’s not even as important as AT&T cheating to help Kris Allen win.
But little things mean a lot. Besides, I’m tired of driving around in circles.