On Tuesday, alert “06880” reader Linda and her husband were enjoying another spectacular Compo evening.
They were at the west (far) end of South Beach, just to the right of the jetty with 2 trees, having drinks and gazing out at Cockenoe Island.
Suddenly, a 20-something woman drove her Jeep onto the beach to the left of the trees — and parked almost on the jetty. Linda, her husband and other beach-goers stared in amazement as the woman sat in her car, enjoying the view.
Several minutes later, 2 female Parks and Rec employees arrived. They told her she couldn’t be there.
She backed up, turned around — and immediately turned left onto the one-way road, racing around to enjoy the harbor view across from Owenoke.
Parks and Rec were still on the case. They told Very Important Jeep Woman that she could have hurt a driver, jogger, walker or biker on her wrong-way jaunt.
As if on cue, moments later 2 grandparents and their young granddaughter — in a stroller — strolled around the corner.
The driver reacted as only she could. She screamed at the Parks and Rec employees.
Her argument? She hadn’t done anything wrong.
Linda — and everyone else on the beach, except Herself — watched, flabbergasted.
But, Linda says, “I was delighted at how well the 2 Parks and Rec girls were on the job.”