It’s one thing for Westporters to come early, stake out huge swaths of sand for tonight’s fireworks using chairs and umbrellas, then leave.
That arms race started long ago.
It’s another thing entirely to claim one of the few tables in the shaded pavilion by the volleyball courts, using this very aggressive method:
This is wrong on so many levels.
It’s staking out not 1, but 2, very valuable tables.
It’s denying anyone else the use of them for the next 8 or 9 hours.
And yes, the red-white-and-blue touch is very patriotic, but come on! Are you really that entitled?
Today is the busiest day of the year for our hard-working Parks and Rec crew.
But I hope they find a few minutes to free these 2 tables for The People.
And leave a sign that says, “You can pick up your picnic at Parks & Rec headquarters. Tomorrow.”