The time: 5:30 p.m., last Thursday.
The place: the Elm Street parking lot, behind the Y.
I’ve been accused of focusing too much on bad parking. Believe me, I’ve held back. You should see the photos sent by alert readers I haven’t run.
I believe it’s important to publicize this epidemic of bad behavior. This is not an example of someone forced by another bad parker to squeeze a bit over a line. This is a man or woman who either
- deliberately straddled 2 parking spots, or
- simply could not be bothered to park properly, after getting out of the car and noticing the ridiculous thing he or she had done.
The driver had to notice. And chose to ignore it.
Unless he or she was on a cell phone, which is a whole other set of issues.
PS: Yes, today is a slow news day.