You’re seriously parking there?

No way did you leave your car there....

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.


About amymccreath

I'm a pastor and mother who loves to make connections between people, between ideas, and between stuff we label "sacred" and "secular." I aspire to be like a Cedar of Lebanon in the midst of the changes and chances of life, but like most folks, generally find that I can really only navigate the tumult hand in hand with others. Good coffee helps, too.
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One Response to You’re seriously parking there?

  1. Nancy Davidge says:

    I’m saddened to report that this happens in my town too… and on roads originally built for horses and wagons, not cars. My husband and I continue to be amazed at the privilege demonstrated by people who appear to believe that their immediate need – be it a parking spot, choosing to block the entire road while engaged in conversation with a passing driver or person walking down the street, or parking in someone trying to leave their space. I just don’t get it!

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