Offense

The wife found this on the car Saturday morning after her run.

I observed you park your car and proceed to go for a jog with your dog.

This offends me as these parking spaces are for the businesses, not a park-and-ride – or a park + run as you chose.

Further, you didn’t even stay within the lines for the parking space, making it difficult for the next driver.

I suggest you park at Leddy where spots are plentiful.

Nearly every Saturday for the last 2 years my wife has been meeting a friend for their weekend long run. Jen parks in the lot at the cafe, grabs the dog and heads off to one of the parks, the lakefront bike path, etc. Upon return they grab a bite to eat and socialize. I cannot comment if the car was parked within the white lines, nor what tolerances one would ascribe to be in full compliance. And I do not know the facts of any other vehicles that may have forced an adjusted parking angle.

Nearly each morning I drop by the same local cafe for a bagel and coffee. I do not commute, so after I finish a ride or walk I drop in, read the local paper and enjoy my breakfast. Sometimes I’m in the car, other times on foot, most times on bike.

I doubt someone from the cafe would care where we park, but apparently someone at another business – maybe a customer? maybe a worker? maybe an owner? was upset. Ava and I are known on a first name basis at the cafe and the UPS store 2 doors down. I don’t even have to order my bagel in the morning – if the bike pulls up my breakfast is usually ready by the time I walk in the door, ditch the helmet and pour some coffee.

Funny, what offends some folks here in the New North End, where NIMBYism is taken to a whole new level.

7 Responses to “Offense”

  1. Kurt Not So Right says:

    It was me, and I don’t like IRV either!

    P.S. Bob Kiss is a Socialest.

    -sticking tongue out icon goes here

  2. mb says:

    I knew it! And I edited out my rant about how this should be the New South End (of Colchester!).

  3. Kurt (tool of the) Right says:

    Ha ha, Me ME ME ME ME ME ME!

    -p.s. Which way to Galt’s Gulch?

    p.p.s. Ayn Rand is sexy.

  4. electric says:

    Why bother to keep it… hah maybe an article of curiosity for you guys?

    Maybe your wife’s new stalker is an obsessive compulsive who can’t stand to see people park badly.

    Next week your wife should park and you then can watch from the bushes with your telephoto lens to see who comes out and leaves notes.

    The game is afoot!

  5. mb says:

    Wife tossed it. I found it humorous and snagged it from the bin. Each time I go there now (2-3 times a week) I’m parking in the same spot – just to reinforce that we actually do our business there.

  6. jim says:

    That person should bust out 10 pushups for even thinking of doing that.

    What a maggot.