If you had a tough time finding a parking spot downtown today, there are 2 reasons why:
- It was the 1st day of Sidewalk Sales. Shoppers swarmed outdoor tables, looking for bargains.
- The always-packed Brooks Corner lot was closed.
The only plausible reason for 2) above is 1).
But that makes no sense — unless the owner of the lot feared that, Westport drivers being who they are, they would carelessly plow into all those shoppers in front of Brooks Corner stores.
But — surprise! — there were fewer shoppers there than anywhere else on Main Street.
Can anyone guess why?
(Hat tip to Sheila Flinn for the story idea and photo.)