The Sherwood Island transfer station — aka “the dump” — is many things.
It’s a place to dispose of unwanted stuff — furniture, electronics, yard waste — in an environmentally sound way.
It’s a place to meet other Westporters. It’s a place for politicians to troll for votes.
It’s also become a place where the informal rules of social conduct are being, well, trashed.
Alert “06880” reader Steve Axthelm writes of this recent trend:
Instead of taking the next available space and keeping the line moving quickly on Saturdays, some drivers now ignore multiple available spots. They block the lane, waiting for the “perfect” spot.
Maybe we should have a reservation system, so you can be sure to cozy up to the metal dumping area, or save those 10 steps when recycling your cardboard.
But think how much time you save, on your way to your entitled parking spot at Starbucks!