Love the Arsenal Center Complex. But parking there is another thing. So there’s a tiny little sliver of my soul that gets what this guy was thinking.
But the other enormous slice of my soul is stunned by his or her decision. Double-parking on an already-narrow road, where cars are constantly moving in both directions, parents are trying to get their small children to and from camps, and delivery trucks are wending their way to and from businesses?
This car was there for a while, too. Not even a quick “Let me put this letter in the mailbox” situation. Just Parked with a capital P. It caused huge disruption, turning the road into one of those puzzles where you have to move the tiles around to get from one side to the other.
On this holiday weekend, let’s celebrate our relative freedom from oppression, our freedom of opportunity, our freedom of expression. Let us not celebrate our freedom to hog the road, dismiss others’ needs, or park wherever we want for as long as we want in order to stroll in for a double-frap half-caff, no whip mocha. Let’s make Watertown the land of the free to park honorably and the home of the bravely kind.